You don't need super sharp culinary skills to make perfect yeast donuts at home—anyone can do it! The very first step in creating donuts is blooming your yeast: dissolve sugar into lukewarm water, then stir in the yeast. Donut dough needs to rise twice: first, the dough itself, then the punched out donuts. Next, make sure to glaze your donuts while they're still warm! Once you dip your donuts into the glaze, place onto a cooling rack set over a baking sheet to let the excess drip off.