Add a pinch of granulated sugar and stir with a spoon until dissolved.
Sprinkle the active dry yeast over the top of the water. Incorporate the active Dry yeast into the water by stirring vigorously. The yeast should dissolve somewhat turning from yeast granules to a semi dissolved pasty texture
Cover the container with plastic wrap and set aside approximately ten minutes.When the yeast has become bubbly and/or formy, it is active and ready for use in your bread recipe.