What kind of dough do you use to make typical american donuts (the ones that Homer Simpson loves). I'm from Italy and I've tried using flour and baking following some tutorials but no way: is not the same.
There are two major families of North American style donuts:
- Yeast raised donuts are a very sweet yeast raised dough. (Sample recipe from Pioneer Woman blog).
- So-called "cake donuts" which are made from a quickbread like batter very similar to muffin batter, only fried instead of baked. (Sample recipe for chocolate cake donuts from Serious Eats.)
If you google, you will find a multitude of donut recipes, in a wide variety of styles and levels of complexity, but almost all of them fall into one of the two groups above.
Note: I am not sure that The Simpsons has ever revealed Homer's preference in donuts.