Put the chestnuts in a pot with plenty of water, and boil for an hour!
Cut the cooked chestnuts in half, and scoop out the insides with a spoon!
Add sugar to the chestnut and mix. Cook over low heat to dissolve the sugar. Keep mixing constantly with a wooden spatula!
Put the chestnut and sugar into a mortar and grind up the lumps. A few lumps remaining are fine! They'll taste better! Form into little dumplings with plastic wrap and it's done!
Story Behind this Recipe
We received a lot of chestnuts, so I immediately made my favorite kuri kinto with them! It has no preservatives, so eat it up the day you make it!
Last year, I boiled the chestnuts for 30 minutes, but this time I tried an hour! I think this made the chestnuts easier to handle! When I measured all the chestnuts we had, there was 1350g, so I apologize for the funny number! I added 10% sugar to make it easy to remember! It was perfect!