June 5, 2009

Cat Lady No. 154...Craving Doughnuts

Illustration Friday
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It's time for tea...and Cat Lady Phoebe and the triplets are craving doughnuts!

Today is Salvation Army Doughnut Day.

Observed on the first Friday and Saturday of June, Doughnut Day was established in 1938 to honor the work of Salvation Army volunteers who prepared doughnuts for thousands of soldiers in World War I.

Here is the original recipe for enough doughnuts to feed an army, reprinted from the Salvation Army website:

Salvation Army Doughboy Doughnut
    7-1/2 cups sugar
    3/4 cup lard
    8 eggs
    3 large cans evaporated milk
    3 large cans water
    18 cups flour
    18 teaspoons baking powder
    7-1/2 teaspoons salt
    8 teaspoons nutmeg

Cream sugar and lard together, beat eggs, add evaporated milk and water. Add liquid to creamed mixture. Mix flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in large sieve and sift into other mixture. Add enough flour to make e stiff dough. Roll and cut. Five pounds of lard are required to fry the doughnuts. Yield: approximately 250 doughnuts

Happy dunking!

The purrfect mug for dunking doughnuts!

This ceramic mug features Susan Faye art and a large, easy-grip handle. Treat yourself or give as a gift to someone special.
  • Measures 3.75" tall, 3" diameter
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe
You will find dozens of Cat Lady mugs available at my Cafepress shop: Susan Faye Mugs


Teri C said...

Adorable! You will have a lot of visitors with the same craving.

K Spoering said...

Cats and tea - what could be better, except maybe doughnuts!

ArtSnark said...

sweet - great cats & colors!

theartofpuro said...

Adorable illo,love your cats,saw your blog,it's great,you are very talented