In a bowl add in 1/2 cup of lukewarm water and sugar and dissolve.
The water should be just warm. You should be able to dip your finger in it. If too hot it will kill the yeast.
Now add in the yeast, mix and let it bloom for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, if your yeast mixture has not bloomed you would need to discard and start again.
Now in a large bowl or a stand mixer add in the flour, salt
Give everything a quick mix.
Add in the bloomed yeast mixture and mix.
Slowly add the water and make a semi-soft but still firm dough.
Knead the dough well with the heel of your hand incorporating 1 tbsp oil as you go.
After 5-10 minutes the dough should have a smooth consistency.
Cover it lightly with a cloth and let it sit in rising for 1.5 hours.