Combine water, yeast and honey in a small bowl or measuring cup.
Stir and set aside proof for 10 minutes.
Whisk together 4 cups flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl
Add melted butter and stir to incorporate.
Make an indentation in the middle and add the yeast water.
Stir mixture until dough forms.
Add flour a little at a time.
Turn out dough onto floured surface and knead with hands.
Continue adding flour until dough is just tacky (about 7 minutes).
Rub oil around inside of large bowl,
Place dough into bowl and roll around to coat. Cover with a clean dish towel and move into warm place.
Allow to rise until doubled in size, about an hour.
Grease two loaf pans and set aside.
Remove from bowl and divide in half.
Form into loaf shape and place in prepared pans.
Cover with a towel and allow to rise for 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350.
Bake until top is golden brown, about 35-40 minutes.
You can optionally rub the tops of the loaves with a little butter to add flavor.
Allow to cool in the loaf pans for 15 minutes before remove from pans.
Allow to finish cooling on wite rack before cutting.