Monday, May 30, 2011


Did you know there is a National Donut Day? I didn't either! 

This National Donut Day, Friday, June 3rd, Entenmann’s will honor the Salvation Army volunteers who served donuts to troops in WWI. Today, the Salvation Army is credited with popularizing the donut in the US through this simple act of comfort and service. 

Read the history of The Salvation Army Doughnut Lassies, but here is a brief history (source): 
"Approximately 250 Salvation Army volunteers provided assistance to American soldiers in France starting in 1917 during World War I. As our young soldiers faced physical and emotional peril amidst the fighting, female Salvation Army officers had the idea to comfort them with good home cooking, using their limited ingredients to create delicious fried doughnuts for the boys. These women, earning the nickname “Doughnut Lassies” and “Doughnut Girls,” served countless treats to grateful soldiers, traversing through the trenches to bring the men doughnuts and coffee. More than just filling an empty stomach, these doughnuts and the joyful presence of the women who worked so hard to make them provided the soldiers with the boost their spirits needed during an extraordinarily difficult time. The doughnuts became an instant hit that was brought back to America by returning “doughboys"."

In celebration of National Donut Day, we are giving everyone the opportunity to help those who have served our country and their families by helping us raise money for the Salvation Army. From May 2nd – June 3rd we will donate $1 (up to $10,000) to the Salvation Army for every Facebook LIKE we receive!

That’s not all they have baking….We are excited to announce our first ever Entenmann’s Donut Day Sweepstakes! To show our appreciation for everyone’s support, we will be giving away 10 iPads as well as many other pirzes! The sweepstakes are until June 15th, so you still have plenty of time to enter! Check out their facebook page here to enter!

I was able to find the Original Doughnut Recipe online, and we decided to try it out! 


5 C flour
2 C sugar
5 tsp. baking powder
1 ‘saltspoon’ salt (1/4 tsp. salt)
2 eggs
1 3/4 C milk
1 T lard

  1. Combine all ingredients (except for lard) to make dough.
  2. 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.) 
  3. Drop the rings into the lard, making sure the fat is hot enough to brown the doughnuts slowly. Turn the doughnuts slowly several times. 
  4. When browned, remove doughnuts and allow excess fat to drip off. 
  5. Dust with powdered sugar. 
  6. Let cool and enjoy! This recipe yields approximately 4 dozen doughnuts, so invite some friends to help eat!

I am giving away an Entenmann's prize pack. All you need to do is leave me a comment with your e-mail address and you could win! You have from now until Friday, June 3 to enter. I will draw the winner on Saturday!


chambanachik said...

Sounds delicious!

Nicole said...

Your shirt is way nicer than mine! Mine could fit an entire family of 4 lol

Brenna said...

What a fun idea friend!!


Photina said...

Very cool! I love learning new things. said...

Sounds awsome!

Courtney said...

yum yum!

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