I don't automatically put in the amount of flour the recipe calls for...I stop when I can pull out of the bowl and put on a floured board to knead and then I add the flour in as I knead and keep adding until the dough is not sticky and is smooth and more elastic...it may take the whole amount or it may take a little bit more...I have gotten better at determining it as I have become more experienced...keep trying...
Grandma Pam to 3
“Other creatures receive food simply as fodder. But we take the raw materials of the earth and work with them—touch them, manipulate them, taste them, glory in their heady smells and colors, and then, through a bit of alchemy, transform them into delicious creations.”
― Judith Jones, The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food