1 Dilute the yeast in a little lukewarm milk
2 Using an electric beater, mix the egg, sugar, milk, butter and yeast.
3 Add the flour and salt and knead for 5 minutes. Cover with a tea towel and leave to rise for 1 hour 30 minutes.
4 Spread the dough to about a half-inch thickness, then cut out circles of around 3 inches diameter.
5 Carve out a small hole in the center, then place the donuts on a tray lined with baking paper.
6 Cover and allow it to double in volume.
7 Heat 1 quart of oil to 340 °F in the frying pan and fry 1 to 2 minutes on each side, then place on absorbent paper.
8 For the icing, whisk the confectioner’s sugar with one or two teaspoons of milk. (Not too much liquid) Color about half of the preparation with red food dye, for example.
9 Spread the icing on the donuts.
Tip: you can add sugar decorations to your donuts.