1 pkg. active dry yeast
1 3/4 cup warm water
5 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 cups cold, salted butter
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
2 cups granulated sugar
In a medium bowl add yeast and warm water; stir to dissolve. Let stand until foamy. In a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine flour, salt and melted butter on low speed. Add water/yeast mixture and continue to mix until well combined , smooth and elastic.
Place dough in buttered bowl, cover and allow to rise 1 hour or until doubled in bulk. Punch down dough and recover, refrigerate for 2 hours. Slice chilled butter intil 1/2 slices length wise. Form butter in 8×8 inch square, wrap and refrigerate until well chilled and firm.
On lightly floured surface, roll out chilled dough to 18×18 inch square, place butter in center of…
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