Step 3: Yeast Time

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To begin, have your bowl, thermometer, yeast, sugar, oil and water, ready.

Pour your 2 cups of lukewarm water {use your thermometer to make sure that  it's between 80-90°F}. Dissolve a teaspoon of sugar into the water. Then, add your 2 tablespoons of yeast. Sprinkle it on top of the water, and don't stir. Let it sit undisturbed for 8-10 minutes, or until foamy.

Add your 2 tablespoons of oil, and stir until evenly mixed. Add your 1½ teaspoons of salt. Gradually add your 4 cups of flour and mix by hand until it forms into a ball. Add more flour if necessary.