Kinklings are the special raised, deep fried treats that are usually eaten on Fat Tuesday, the day before lent begins.
Pastry shops across the nation are filling their stores with kinklings. The special raised, deep fried treats that are usually eaten on Fat Tuesday, the day before lent begins.
"I have been here now for 14 hours. We started at 4 p.m. yesterday afternoon, there was eight of us in here and we worked through the night. We made about 1300 dozen, so that's a pretty good total and we plan to sell them all today," Donna Smith, the owner of the Jefferson Pastry Shoppe said.
While Smith uses an old secret family recipe, she said there seems to be as many different ways of making kinklings as there are cooks and everyone has their own way of baking them. Kinkling Day is a long-standing tradition that first began when fried breads were made to use up all of the sugar and fats in the pantry the before lent began.
Smith said kinklings will be sold at Jefferson Pastry Shoppe in Jefferson, Maryland.