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.
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 Tub lard