Electrolux Assistant - Determining Right Amount of Flour
I have a grain mill for grinding hard red wheat and then making bread with an Electrolux Assistant Mixer. I have been having problems with large batches in determining the right amount of flour to add to the 5 cups of water plus oil and other baking ingredients. Last batch was too wet and the dough fell when I baked it. Researching the causes and found YouTube video entitled "Assistant Original Mixer Demonstration" posted by Kitchen's Etc in Saskatoon SA Canada. He uses a dough hook instead of the roller that I have traditionally used and he does a "pinch test" to check the dampness of the dough as he adds flour while kneading. He leads me to believe he is looking for a dry dough when he pinches it. I read elsewhere that when you pinch it that it should have a little tacky feeling between your fingers when you have added sufficient flour and kneaded it properly.
Has anyone got any experience with this type of test? I know there is a window pane test, but that does not help you know how much flour to add. Does anyone have any suggestions?