Dissolve 1 Tbsp honey in the 2 cups of water. Add yeast. Let stand.
In bowl, place 4 cups flour, powdered milk, and salt. Stir in yeast mixture and rest of honey. Stir till mixed. Stir the rest of the flour, 1/2 cup at a time till mixture forms ball. (do not add too much flour) Knead for 1 minute. Place in a greased bowl turning to grease top. Cover, let rise in warm place, free from draft, until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
Punch down and divide in half. Knead for 1 minute. Shape into loafs. Place in greased bread pan. Cover, let rise in warm place, free from draft until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes. Remove from pans immediately. Brush tops with butter. Cool on wire racks.
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