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Doughnuts a la Pershing.
5 cups flour (add more if needed).
2 cups sugar.
5 level teaspoonfuls baking powder.
1 saltspoonful salt
2 eggs.
1 cups milk.
' 1 tablespoonful lard.
' The dry ingredients and the wet are
mixed separately before the whole is
-kneaded and ready to fry.
Mix all into a soft doughball and cut
With a doughnut cutter. Drop into very
hot lard. It is well to clarify the lard by
dropping a slice of raw potato into it.
This will draw to it flakes of flour or
-lumps of dough that may be floating in
"the hot lard; also the browning of the
slice of potato will indicate how hot the
lard is and whether the doughnut will
quickly brown in it.
This quantity will make four dozen
' doughnuts.
ee in a
12 tablespoonfuls coffee.
;- 3 quarts water.
In coffeepot or saucepan put ground
coffee tied up in a clean cotton bag
. (sugar bag or salt bag). Let water come
Oto a boil. Serve, in kitchen cups, mugs
or tin cans.
This will make twelve cups of coffee.
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Fried Apples a la Rickenbacher.
4 apples.
1 cup sugar.
Cut the apples into slices a fourth of
an inch thick. Drop them into a frying
pan which has been covered to the
depth of half an inch with boiling lard.
fLet one side fry until brown. Turn with
a large spoon and sprinkle sugar over the
browned side of each slice. By the time
the other side is browned the sugar will
, be melted and spread over the whole
Serve them hot
How They Made
HATEVER the future historian has
to say in criticism of men, ma
terials, strateev or charities of
I the great world war, there will be nothing
cold 4n rriMrism nf the doUEhnUtS of the
Salvation Army.
Not only the American soldiers, but the
French and the British and the Italians
jlII the Allied soldiers knew and welcomed
and appreciated the devotion and skill of
the Salvation Army doughnut girl.
Hundreds of thousands of American sol
diers are coming back to their homes, and
one of their always pleasant recollections
of their hours at the front is the hot dough
nut and the Salvation Army girl wjio
cooked It But the doughnuts were not the
only things the Salvation Army provided
just behind the firing line, and on this page
to-day are printed the recipes for those
doughnuts and pies and cakes and biscuits
and other things which were always ready,
were always free, were always in abun
dance, and have added a new glory to the
fame of the Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army doughnut became a
symbol of comfort to the soldiers. On a
hard march those who saw their comrades
slackening their pace used to smile and
Raisin Pie a la Salvation Army.
1 pound raisins.
Yl cup of sugar.
J4 of a lemon.
Flour for thickening to taste.
Cook slowly until the raisins are soft.
Add sugar and sliced lemon. Stir in
enough flour to thicken the mixture to
prevent the juice of raisins escaping.
This mixture will make two pies. Pre
pare crust as under "Pumpkin Pie.
Biscuits a la General March.
1 quart flour.
3 heaping teaspoonfuls baking powder.
1 even teaspoonful salt.
Butter size of an egg.
Mix with enough milk (condensed and
diluted) to make a soft dough. Cut out
with' a top of a small can. Bake in a
quick oven. t
This should make i to s dozen
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Biscuit Pudding a la Hoover.
1 quart of water
Ya pound sugar.
Butter the size of an egg. w
4 tablespoonfuls flour.
Mix the flour with enough cold water
to absorb all .the lumps while the rest of
the water is heating. Mix all. Split the
biscuit once or twice, and put into the
gravy while it is hot. Keep it hot until
served. It is a good way to use up all old
biscuits. Hooverizing was generally prac
ticed by Salvation Army volunteer cooks.
This makes a good sauce also for other
puddings and for bits of bread.
A quart of sauce will be derived from
this compound.
Doughnuts and Pie.
describe circles in the air. The tired man
who was lagging understood. He would
smile back and lift his feet with more
agility. He knew what the pantomime
meant. A finger describing a spiral in the
air was a promise of a smoke. But a
circle meant but one thing a doughnut.
The smell of frying doughnuts coming
from the Salvation Army hut was sweetest
perfume to the tired man in the trench or
the weary man from the field.
"Thank the Lord they're quick cookers."
said a drenched marine, stacking his gun
and looking hungrily at the window from
which came a little smoke and a delicious
smell. He had learned that while pies are
long in the baking and soups require
precious hours, to want is to get a dough
nut. They fry while you are asking for
Ensign Agnes Sheldon was the lassie
who thought of the doughnut as army pro
vender. She and a group of the girls in
short skirts and khaki were talking of the
minimum of provisions and the maximum
of need. "We need something nourishing
that can be quickly cooked," they agreed.
"And something that is simple, for we have
few ingredients."
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Ensign Sheldon rose from the council
group, struck her tambourine and shouted,
"Have you thought of something? ' asked
the others.
"Doughnuts!" she cried.
They all jumped to their feet, struck
their tambourines and shouted, "Hallelu
jah!" CoD.vrbrhL 1913. hy Star Company.
Screaming Shells, the Salvation
Hot Doughnuts Night and Day.
Miss Helen Purviance was the first girl
to fry one of the nearly endless chain of
doughnuts. The McAllister listers. Lieu
tenant Violet and her sister. Captain Ger
trude, became doughnut manufacturers on
a large scale. They mixed the doughnuts
in batches large enough to make 450 of the
savory circles. Each girl fried doughnuts
until she sank from fatigue. Then another
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Flapjacks a la Joffre.
3 'cups of flour.
3 heaping teaspoonfuls baking powder.
J2 teaspoonful salt
Milk enough to make a batter. (The
milk used in the army was con
densed milk was diluted half and
1 tablespoonful corn syrup.
Stir the batter thoroughly with a spoon
and fry until brown. This will serve a
group of six.
Chocolate a la Chateau-Thierry.
Vz quarts water.
V2 quarts milk.
6 ounces of chocolate.
12 rounded teaspoonfuls sugar.
Mix chocolate, sugar and milk in a
paste. Stir this into the water when
the water is heated, but before it boils.
Keep stirring or else the chocolate will
settle. Let boil five minutes or more.
This will make twelve cupfuls.
Apple Pie, Argonne Forest Style.
1 quart apples (enough to fill three
pie plates).
3 cups of sugar.
3 teaspoonfuls of butter.
Juice of Yl lemon.
Sprinkle with cinnamon according to
Stew apples and lemon juice until the
apples are soft. Stir the sugar into the
apples: Fill the crust and sprinkle with
cinnamon. Drop the butter that has been
cut into cubes or bits at regular intervals
upon the apples. Put on top crust.
This will make three pies. Prepare
crust as in other pie recipes.
girl took her place. And the smell of hot
lard rising to the French skies was as the
odors of Araby the Blest to the nostrils of
the weary, hungry defenders of liberty!
There were forty-two Salvation Army
huts in France. In each of these huts
three to four girls cooked all day. They
cooked all day and cooked many dishes,
but the favorite was doughnuts. Every
day from the huts were served 3.000 dough
nuts. They were given out so long as they
lasted. None of the boys was stinted. It
was expected that three would satisfy the
craving of the yearning stomach at one
sitting. But each man was supplied until
he asked for no more. And some went on
asking for the sixth doughnut.
The girls went on frying their dough
nuts. Captain Gertrude McAllister fried
doughnuts while shrieking shells made two
dents in her helmet. Major Helen Purvi
ance. the pioneer doughnut maker, fried
the dainty while the tent above her head
was lifted away by a shell. Captain Kath
erine Holbrook was cooking in a base hos
pital when an exploding shell flung her to
her knees. But the frying did not stop.
The recipes for the Salvation Army
doughnuts and for other simple but popu
lar dishes that helped to make the Salva
tion Army tremendously popular are given
elsewhere on this page.
The girl cooks, in their khaki uniforms,
Pumpkin Pie a la Belleau Wood.
1 can of pumpkin.
1 quart can of milk.
2 eggs.
f cup of granulated sugar.
1 level teaspoonful of nutmeg.
Yi teaspoonful ginger.
This will fill three pies.
For crust for this and other pies:
(Proportions for one pie).
3 cups flour.
2J4 cups lard.
Ys teaspoonful salt.
Pour out enough water to moisten. The
mixture should be of the consistency of
biscuit dough. Roll very thin. The crust
of the pumpkin pie should be baked with
the filling. In the case of fruit pies it is
better to have the crust or shells ready.
Graham Gems a la Twenty
Seventh Division.
2 cups graham flour.
2 cups milk (condensed and diluted
about half and half)
A pinch of salt.
Bake in very hot oven.
Eight to a dozen gems may be made
. from the mixture.
to Eat,
Baked Indian Pudding a la Marne
1 quart condensed milk (diluted with
water) .
1 ounce butter.
4 eggs well beaten.
1 teacup Indian meal.
Yl pound raisins.
Y pound sugar.
Scald the milk and stir in the water
while boiling. Then let it stand until
lukewarm and stir all well together and
bake about one and a half hours.
The boys liked this with molasses or
with a hard sauce made of equal parts
of sugar and butter beaten very light
Four hungry soldier boys would soon
devour this whereas the appetite of a
civilian family of eight would be appeased
by it.
were serenaded one day in the hut at
Union Square by returning soldiers.
The soldiers sang "My Doughnut Girl,"
and the words run thus:
In the glory of light
That comes after the fight
To hallow a nation's brave,
There stands forth a girl
Who in war's bloody whirl
Helped the fighter this country to
Lassie! My Doughnut Girl!
There in the battle's mad swirl.
Oh, how your smiles helped us
As we toiled in the trenches for the
Red, White and Blue!
Mother, sister and friend,
You stuck to the war's bitter end.
We lift our helmets to you
My Little Doughnut Girl!
When the shrapnel flew fast
And our fellows were gassed
You sang and baked and prayed,
As we bent back the line
Of the Hun toward the Rhine
Cheered on by the doughnuts you
Lassie! My Doughnut Girl!

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