French Donuts

1 cup milk
1 pkg yeast
2 tbs butter
2 tbs brown sugar
3 cups flour
1 egg
1/4 tsp salt

After scalding milk, add butter and sugar. Cool to lukewarm. Crumble yeast and dissolve in mixture, add salt and about half the flour to form a batter. Add egg and beat well, add the remaining flour and beat again. Cover and let rise in a warm place until it doubles in bulk. Knead gently and roll out on well floured board to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into rounds, cover again and let rise for about 30 minutes. Cook in deep fat. Drain and sprinkle with powered sugar.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana