I made donuts!
I finally took an evening and made some donuts! It was my first time working with yeast (it's always kind of intimidated me)and I'm not sure I let the dough rise enough before I put it in the oil. I also got the temperature better towards the end of the frying and so the last doughnuts were the lightest and the best (I had it too hot at first). Overall it's kind of a lot of work for doughnuts, but it was immensely satisfying to understand how it all works (it's also great to see the doughnuts pop into doughnut form as soon as they hit the oil, who knew?). So yes, I made donuts, And you can too!