See more of this loveliness and Doughnut-y Delusciousness at... http://blog.amyatlas.com/2011/06/sweet-origins-doughnuts-happy-national-doughnut-day/
I have yet to attempt homemade doughnuts myself, so I can't judge those who are timid to try it out. Although watching Alton Brown do it makes it look so easy, and so very worth the effort, I fear that the real deal homemade doughnut attempt is not for the faint-hearted (or for haters of messy kitchens). But if you're willing to overlook those minor details, I'm guessing that fresh, soft, doughy, sweet, warm (and did I mention warm, sweet, soft and doughy?) homemade doughnuts are worth every bit of effort. As I was trolling Allrecipes.com today, I came across this recipe, and think I may be spending my Saturday attempting it. In celebration of National Doughnut Day, of course.