Kalinto is rod-shaped fried cookies glazed with black (or brown) sugar, and very popular in Japan.
- 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
- 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
- In a bowl, mix flour, sugar and baking powder well.
- Add water ( or well mixed egg) and sesame seeds if chosen.
- Mix well and knead until smooth, and leave in the bowl for 30 minutes.
- Flatten on floured board to about ¼ inch thick. Cut the flattened dough to ¼ wide and 2 inch long.
- Fry in the oil at 350F until brown.
- Transfer to a tray lined with paper towel to remove excess oil. Glazing
- In skillet, add sugar, molasses (or black sugar) and water.
- 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.
- Turn off heat, and put the fried cookies, and mix so the surfaces of cookies are all covered with molten sugar.