A recipe for baguette says 2 cups of water to 20 ounces of flour (2.5 cups), but this ratio turns out like batter. Help?

How do I make this into dough? Is this correct?

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singlegirldin April 13, 2014
Thank you!
 
Stephanie B. April 13, 2014
Just did the math and assuming 4.5 ounces per cup of all-purpose flour, 20 ounces is just under 4 1/2 cups. However, this changes with different types of flour since different flours have different densities and different weights per cup as a result.
 

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Stephanie B. April 13, 2014
20 ounces of flour must refer to a weight of flour not volume. By weight, 20 ounces of flour should be more like 4 cups of flour.
 
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