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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A thank you to our generous partners

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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Since May 19, thanks to the generosity and sacrifice of our partners, supporters and countless volunteers, The Salvation Army has been able to provide 44,878 meals, 63,678 drinks,…

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Krispy Kreme “Stuffs the Bus” with Salvation Army!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
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In partnership with The Salvation Army, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is offering a delicious incentive to donate to kids in need through their 2012 “Stuff the Bus” campaign. Throughout…

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Celebrating the 75th Annual National Donut Day!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Today is the 75th Annual National Donut Day! Nearing the end of World War I  in 1917, The Salvation Army established a mission to provide for the needs…

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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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