knead by hand
Kneading dough is easier than you might think. Just follow these simple steps:
1. Lift the furthest portion of the dough and pull it towards you
2. Then push the dough away from you with the heel of your hand
3. Give the dough a quarter turn
This repeated fold, push, turn process knits the protein strands in the dough, producing a strong gluten net. Follow your recipe as instructed, but it should take between 4-10 minutes. You can add more flour if you feel your dough is very sticky, but remember that a slightly sticky dough is preferred by bread bakers.