Friday is National Donut Day: Celebrate With Us Today & Tomorrow!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Friday, June 7 is the 76th annual National Donut Day, a holey day for sweets lovers and an essential holiday for The Salvation Army. Started as a fundraiser…

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Entenmann’s Bakery & Salvation Army Partner for 2013 National Donut Day

Monday, April 22, 2013
Entenmann's Rich Frosted Donut turns 40 this year!

For the third year in a row, Entenmann’s Bakery is helping The Salvation Army celebrate the sweetest holiday of all time, the 76th annual National Donut Day, recognized…

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Donuts and Doughnations!

Monday, April 23, 2012
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Which classic white box do you grab when you’re grocery shopping: crumb cakes, cookies, muffins, or doughnuts?

The delicious sweets of famous bakery Entenmann’s are staples for breakfast time, snack time and especially National Doughnut Day time! That’s why for the second year in a row, Entenmann’s is helping The Salvation Army celebrate the historical day, held this year on June 1st.

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For You, A Salvation Army-Style Doughnut Recipe

Thursday, June 2, 2011

With the 73rd National Doughnut Day only 1 day away (is your mouth watering yet?), we thought we’d share a special treat with you a little bit early.

If you’re lucky, on Friday you may come across your local Salvation Army unit passing out doughnuts from our partners like Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme, or local stores. We have a lot of love for all these great doughnut brands, BUT for those of you who are real go-getters, we’re going to help you celebrate do-it-yourself style.

Below, we’re sharing The Salvation Army’s original doughnut recipe, just like our “doughnut lassies” used to make on the front lines for American soldiers during WWI and WWII. They say it’s because of these women that doughnuts became such a popular treat in the US!

Give it a try, and let us know if you think your doughnuts are good enough to have their own annual celebration.

[Stella Young]
Salvation Army Doughnut Girl Stella Young

SALVATION ARMY LASSIES’ DOUGHNUT RECIPE

Yield: 4 doz. doughnuts

5 C flour
2 C sugar
5 tsp. baking powder
1 ‘saltspoon’ salt
2 eggs
1 3/4 C milk
1 T 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 doughnut 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 doughnuts gradually. Turn the doughnuts slowly several times.

* When browned, remove doughnuts and allow excess fat to drip off.

* Dust with powdered sugar. Let cool and enjoy.

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Actually, the Word “Like” Isn’t Quite Strong Enough…

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Like doughnuts? Then “Like” these doughnuts! To help us celebrate National Doughnut Day, Entenmann’s will donate $1 (up to $10,000) to The Salvation Army for every person who LIKES their Facebook page now through June 3. Head over to their page at www.facebook.com/Entenmanns and be sure to invite your friends too!

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Like Doughnuts? Then “Like” A Doughnut!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Doughnut Day, a holiday established by The Salvation Army in 1938, is Friday, June 3. But good news…we don’t have to wait to celebrate our favorite tasty treat because Entenmann’s has baked up some fun!

They’ll donate $1 (up to $10,000) to The Salvation Army for every person who LIKES their Facebook page now through June 3. So head on over to their page at www.facebook.com/Entenmanns and be sure to invite your friends too!

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