How will I know whether my bread dough is the right consistency?
It's a good idea to check the consistency of bread dough after the first 3 to 5 minutes of kneading. Bread dough with the correct amount of flour and liquid will form a smooth ball.
If the dough looks dry and crumbly or forms two or more balls, add additional liquid, 1 teaspoon at a time, until one smooth ball forms.
If the dough has too much moisture and does not form a ball, add additional bread flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until a ball forms.