Proof the yeast by adding the yeast and ½ cup of the sugar into a large bowl with the water.
When the yeast is fully proofed, add the remaining sugar, vegetable oil, flour, and salt. Knead by hand for 5 minutes.
Cover the bowl with a towel and let the dough rise for 90 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Push the dough down with your hand to let out some of the gasses and knead it again for 1-2 minutes.
Separate the dough into 4 equal dough balls. Separate each dough ball into 4 equal parts and roll them into dough strands by hand. Braid.
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.