The Original World War I Donut Recipe

The Salvation Army

The Original recipe for donuts as made by the Salvation Army Lassies in WWI
WWI Donut Recipe - Makes approximately 15 - 20 donuts

4 cups plain flour
1 tsp salt
tsp butter
4 tsp baking powder
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 egg
tsp cinnamon
tsp nutmeg

Put flour in shallow pan, add salt, baking powder, and Sugar.
Rub in butter with fingertips.
Add the well beaten egg and milk and stir thoroughly.
Toss on floured board, roll to one-fourth inch in thickness, shape, fry, and drain.
Mix the cinnamon and nutmeg with fine granulated or icing sugar and use to dust the donuts after cooking.