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Calas Recipe

Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies


  • 1 1/2 cup hot cooked rice
  • 1/2 pk dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (105-115 deg)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Vegetable oil
  • Powdered sugar


1. Mash rice grains, and cool to lukewarm.
2. Dissolve yeast in warm water, and stir into rice.
3. Cover, and let rise overnight in a warm place (85 deg), free from drafts.
4. Add eggs, flour, sugar, salt, and nutmeg to rice mixture, beating until smooth.
5. Cover and let stand in a warm place (85 deg) for 30 minutes.
6. Heat 3 inches of oil to 360 deg; drop dough by tablespoonfuls into hot oil.
7. Cook about 3 minutes or until golden brown.
8. Drain; sprinkle with powdered sugar.
9. Serve immediately.


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Main Ingredient:Grain and Cereal / Rice
Cuisine:American / Creole
Preparation Method:Deep Fry

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