(Note: The following instructions are for using an electric stand mixer and kneaded with a dough hook. If you do not plan to use a mixer you may easily use a wooden spoon for mixing and your hands for the kneading portion)
In a large mixer bowl combine 3 cups of flour, salt, spices, and the remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar until thoroughly mixed. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in the foamy yeast milk. Add the butter, eggs and remaining 1/2 cup of warm milk. Mix on low speed until the flour is incorporated into the wet ingredients scraping down as necessary. The dough will be sticky.