Mix together the yeast, warm water and 1 teaspoon sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.
In a large bowl mix the 2/3 cup sugar, melted butter, warmed milk, eggs and salt. Mix well. Add in the yeast mixture that was set aside earlier.
Next, add half the flour and beat until smooth. For the remaining half of the flour stir in just enough until the dough is slightly stiff (it will be sticky).
Place the dough onto a well-flour counter top. For 7-10 minutes, knead the dough.
Place the dough in a well-buttered glass or plastic bowl. Cover the bowl and let rise in a warm place (we place a heating pad under the bowl, set on the middle setting). Let set for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until the dough has doubled in size.
When the dough has doubled in size, punch it down and then let it rest for 5 minutes.
Mark an area into a 15x20 inch rectangle. We use pieces of sticky notes.
Flour the 15x20 inch area and roll out the dough.