I'm trying an onion bread that was posted by FloydM. It calls for kneading. By hand. Ugh! So I tried. I kept adding flour. And more flour. A little at a time, granted, but it was so frustrating (and messy and sticky) and it made me want to just dump the entire 5 lbs on the dough and be done with the torture. I persevered though and finished.
My question is this, what am I looking for when I knead? Great biceps? Nice forearm toning? :) I keep hearing that you'll see a difference in the dough as you knead. That you'll feel a difference. The dough was smoother toward the end, but I wonder how much flour is too much and how do you know you've gone overboard with adding flour?
I'm a newbie to this. Does it show?