Step 2: Time to make the donuts!
Scald the milk in your microwave or on top of your stove, and let cool.
Combine yeast, milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening and 3 cups (375g) flour.
Beat on low for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
Carefully (not like me), stir in remaining flour until smooth.
Cover and let rise until double, 30-60 minutes, depending on the yeast you used. I went the full 60, and you can see in step 4 what happened! (I would do it again, they were great!)