The secret to bread dough a strong 5 year old can make is as follows:
combine and let sit for 10 minutes
2 cups warm water
1 Tbs yeast
add all at once and then toss like a salad:
6 heaping cups of bread flour
1 Tbs salt
2 Tbs brown sugar (optional)
The goal hear is to make many small pellets
of flour coated dough. Then you add:
1/4 oil or 2Tbs of butter/lard what have you.
Adding the oil at this point takes your bread
straight to kneading stage. So instead of having it
get harder and harder to stir, you just dig in with
your hands. Also, the oil makes it so your hands
don't get so sticky. It's magic.
Even more magical than a cheek full of fruit snacks.