Tomorrow 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
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
The purrfect mug for dunking doughnuts!
This ceramic mug features my whimsical artwork 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