Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
Using your hands or a stand mixer, mix the ingredients together until you have a nice dough that leaves the side of the bowl but is still soft.
Knead by hand or with a stand mixer. Knead by hand for about 10 minutes, or if using a stand mixer, knead for 2 minutes.
Clean, dry and grease the bowl and place the dough back into the prepared bowl.
Cover loosely with a clean kitchen towel or loosely with plastic wrap in a draft-free warm place (countertop is fine).
Allow to rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
Divide dough into 3 equal pieces and roll and shape into 3 thick logs.
Place into 3 greased loaf pans and cover loosely again and allow to rise until almost double, about 45 minutes to an hour.
Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown or an internal temperature of 200 degrees.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pans for about 5 minutes.
Remove from pans and cool on wire rack.
This dough also makes delicious dinner rolls. Instead of shaping into 3 loaves, pinch off dough into walnut-sized balls and place on a greased sheet pan and follow the same rise and baking instructions.