Salvation Army Donut Recipe

For all you National Donut Day celebrators, we have a special treat for you! Here is the original Salvation Army donut recipe, just like our “donut lassies” use to make them on the front lines for American soldiers during WW1.

Try them out and let us know what you think!

SALVATION ARMY LASSIES’ DONUT RECIPE
Yield: 4 doz. donuts

5 C flour
2 C sugar
5 tsp. baking powder
1 ‘saltspoon’ salt
2 eggs
1 3/4 C milk
1 Tub lard

DIRECTIONS

  • Combine all ingredients (except for lard) to make dough.
  • Thoroughly knead dough, roll smooth, and cut into rings that are less  than 1/4 inch thick. (When finding items to cut out donut circles,  be creative! Salvation Army doughnut girls used whatever they could  find, from baking powder cans to coffee percolator tubes.)
  • Drop the rings into the lard, making sure the fat is hot enough to  brown the donuts gradually. Turn the donuts slowly several times.
  • When browned, remove donuts and allow excess fat to drip off.
  • Dust with powdered sugar. Let cool and enjoy.

This recipe yields approximately 4 dozen donuts, so invite some friends to help eat!

HAPPY 75TH NATIONAL DONUT DAY!

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