Kalinto recipe


Kalinto is rod-shaped fried cookies glazed with black (or brown) sugar, and very popular in Japan.


For Cookies
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 5 tablespoon water (or 1 large egg)
  • 1 tablespoon salad oil (or butter)
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Oil for frying
Glazing materials
  • ¼ cup brown sugar (or white sugar if brown sugar is not available)
  • 3 tablespoon molasses (use black sugar if available)
  • 1 tablespoon water
How to Make It
    Frying the Cookies
  1. In a bowl, mix flour, sugar and baking powder well.
  2. Add water ( or well mixed egg) and sesame seeds if chosen.
  3. Mix well and knead until smooth, and leave in the bowl for 30 minutes.
  4. Flatten on floured board to about ¼ inch thick. Cut the flattened dough to ¼ wide and 2 inch long.
  5. Fry in the oil at 350F until brown.
  6. Transfer to a tray lined with paper towel to remove excess oil.
  7. Glazing
  8. In skillet, add sugar, molasses (or black sugar) and water.
  9. Heat at medium high while constantly mixing. In a few minutes, the water has evaporated, and only molten sugar is in the skillet. When you pull a spoon or chop sticks, a sugar thread is seen to form.
  10. Turn off heat, and put the fried cookies, and mix so the surfaces of cookies are all covered with molten sugar.

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