I've been baking my own bread for a few months now. Originally I was using a spoon to mix the ingredients then kneading the dough. Then I started using my KA and dough hook. I'm finding that I need to use almost twice the amount of flour just to be able to get it out of the bowl so I can do a minute or so's worth of kneading by hand. It just gets sooooo sticky.
Also, is it a bad idea to double a bread recipe? I bought a used KA 6qt yesterday and just tried to make a double recipe. Holy moly was it sticky! I needed almost 5 extra cups of flour and I could barely hand knead it. I do have my windows open today so the temperature could be playing a role but I doubt it's making THAT big of a difference.
I love my KAs and I want to be able to use the hooks but I feel like I'm making extra work for myself.