MAKE the dough: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment, combine the water with the yeast and sugar. Let sit until frothy, 15 minutes. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and salt until fully incorporated. With the motor running, add the dry ingredients to the yeast and sugar, and mix until a smooth dough forms. Transfer to a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to sit in a warm place for 30 minutes.