Salvation Army Doughnuts

Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 10 mins

i found think while helping god daughter about the depression.


  1. Cream sugar and lard together beat eggs into mixture. Add evaporated milk.
  2. and water. Add water to creamed mixture. Mix flour, baking powder, salt.
  3. and nutmeg in large sieve and sift into other mixture. Add enough flour.
  4. to make a stiff dough. Roll and cut. Five pounds of lard are required to.
  5. fry the doughnuts.
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Had to try this , mom and pop remenbered eating them during the depression. With steaming hot black coffee. Of course we cut the recipe down to 26 , rounded off the amounts, added 2/3c evaporated milk , instead of water and milk. Used butter instead of lard. Lard not being a staple in our home. . We couldn't bring ourselves to add a whole teaspoon of nutmeg, just used a 1/4 tsp and turns out we should have used at least a half teaspoon . Fried at 350 in 1" deep vegetable shorting , we will use deeper oil next time. Burned a couple at the bottom of the pan until we got the timming right .These cooked in a flash.You need to turn once to brown both sides. Mom and pop both loved them , just missed the big nutmeg taste, should have known . A nice family recipe to make. Every one can help with something . really much quicker than the 50 minutes prep time stated . We enjoyed this flash from the past . It is a gret autum evening snack with hot tea or hot chocolate .

Debbiekitchenwench November 21, 2006