Fat Tuesday – Kinkling Day

Most people refer to the day before the start of Lent as ‘Fat Tuesday’.

In the Frederick Region, we affectionately call this day ‘Kinkling Day’.

So, what are kinklings and why do we love them?

Kinklings are mainly sold in bakeries on Shrove Tuesday. These tasty treats are German.  They are made from a yeast dough, deep fried, and coated or dusted in powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar.  They may be plain or filled with fruit jam.

Gary Smith, owner of the Jefferson Pastry Shoppe, said he expects to sell between 850-1000 dozen kinklings today.

“We have been baking since yesterday morning, and will be working all day long,” Smith said.

are you wondering how fattening these delectable delights are?  According to MyFitnessPal an average fasnacht contains 217 calories, 12 grams of fat and 24 grams of carbohydrates. FatSecret reports kinklings have around 485 calories, 6.7 grams of fat and 92.9 grams of carbs.

Fat Tuesday tastes so good!

-Dianah Gibson