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Question from a bread newb

Thanks so much for your replies. Dough is rising now. We'll see how it turns out!

Sep 28, 2012
Molassey in Home Cooking

Question from a bread newb

I've been attempting to teach myself how to make bread for the last few weeks and I've come a long way but there is still one part that I have not been able to figure out. How do I know how much flour is enough?

I know when I'm first mixing the ingredients it has enough flour when it pulls away from the bowl etc but it gets stickier and stickier as I knead it and I have to add more flour. It feels like this process could go on forever. It gets sticky, I add flour and knead some more, gets sticky again, add more flour and so on. I never know when enough is enough! When I attempt to research it I mostly find answers like "You'll know you have enough flour when the texture feels right." But I don't know what "right" feels like! Is there any way to communicate this?

Sep 28, 2012
Molassey in Home Cooking