Dough too tough to knead
I'm a very new to bread baking, and am having issues with the consistency of the dough. I was attempting to make an Artisan Wheat Bread, and my dough turned into a complete crumbly disaster. After slowly mixing in the flour by hand, the doughbecame very dry and crumbly. So I tried adding water, which didn't help.I ended up adding about 1/2 c of water, then the dough started to stay together, but still cracked. I tried to keep mixing, but it became to tough and to even handle. I seem to have this problem fairly often. What am I missing?