When the Dough Hook Won't Bite
When adding water to dough kneading in the mixer, what tends to happen is that the hook just starts spinning around in the middle of the dough and the dough stops moving. No traction. I have to reach in and grab the dough and reposition it so that the hook can grab it again. Increasing speed at this point helps a little, but I often have to do this several times before the added water as been incorporated into the dough. This is after adding only a teaspoon of water.
Please tell me there's a simple trick I'm missing to make this process easier?