(Setting up the dough: At least 8 hours before baking.)
Combine all ingredients except 3 cups of flour to make a sponge.
Let rise for 2 hour.
Add remaining flour and knead.
Place in a greased bowl, cover with greased plastic wrap and let sit overnight to rise. (8-12 hours)
Roll out 1/2 inch and spread with more butter.
Cut into strips and place on sheet.
Let rise 20 minutes.
Bake 20 minutes.
Bake at 425 for 20 mites.
Brush with butter.
Ice while warm and dip into chopped nuts, if desired.