Polvoron is a crumbly, soft but heavy shortbread that is made of toasted flour, sugar, powdered milk and margarine or butter. This sweet is a popular delicacy sold among stalls and given as gifts. Learn how to make it now for the coming holiday season!
Polvoron is a classic candy dessert that Filipinos are fond of. Goldilocks, a bakeshop chain in the Philippines, is known to have these goodies ready as gifts. We usually eat this as dessert or when you are doing nothing, when you just want to eat something. It is available all year round.
In Spain, this polvoron is a popular holiday delicacy. It is a famous Christmas dessert. It was introduced by Arabs; history says that there was a time, that is, during Spanish inquisition, polvorons were made using pork fat according to official decrees. This practice was used to detect Jews and Muslims in secrets in the Southern Spanish regions. Nowadays, cow fat and vegetable fats are also available for use in polvorons in these regions.
In our country, polvoron now comes in different flavors. In addition to the toasted flour, powdered milk, sugar, and butter, cashew, chocolate, cookies and cream, pili, peanuts, and coffee can also be added. There are more flavors to use according to preferences and available goods! Have you tried one flavored with strawberry, ube, pinipig, or malunggay? Yes, they are all existing in the market! Another famous polvoron now is ChocoVron, a re-invented polvoron that is coated with dark chocolate, white chocolate, or both. ChocoVron is the first chocolate-coated polvoron in the country, and it is a hit among us! Creativity matches well with the product. Well, this recipe here is not as delicate as that but you will surely enjoy this as well! Flavored with your favorite Milo powder, it will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. Milo is a known chocolate drink that Filipinos, especially children, love. Do not hold back. You can easily make this recipe. Who knows, you may be able to earn from your homemade polvoron? There is nothing to lose so try this one!
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup Milo powder
- ¼ cup powdered milk
- 2 tbsp fine sugar
- ¼ cup melted butter
- Using a non-stick pan, lightly toast the flour. Be careful not to over toast it.
- Sift the toasted flour, Milo powder, powdered milk, and sugar. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
- Make a well in the middle of the mixture. Then put the melted butter in it. Mix well.
- Get some of the mixture using a polvoron molder. Transfer to a container or cellophane if you want to wrap it. (Refer to the video for the wrapping technique).
- Repeat step 4 until all of the mixture is consumed.
- Enjoy your Milo polvoron!