Kulinarya April Challenge: Polvoron

>> Sunday, 18 April 2010

Polvoron 1155
Hurray for this month's Kulinarya challenge... Polvoron!!!

This sweet and uberly easy treat is very close to my heart as I have been making these since elementary school! I used to sell these together with other delightful Filipino goodies such as yema (dulce de leche), cheese sticks and ube(purple yam) candies. So when I knew that this will be for April's challenge, my first reaction was "oh yeah!!!

Now, Polvoron comes in many variations. The classic which doesn't have any add-ons and mainly consists of four ingredients- toasted flour, butter, sugar and powdered milk. Other flavored variations include cookies and cream, pinipig, cashew, chocolate and durian. Yes, durian polvoron which is obviously native here in Davao City as we have quiet an all-year round harvest of durian, geezzz you have to make durian flavored with just about anything ei! =)

I don't have any written recipe for this as it is super easy, even my toddler can do it, but of course I won't let him just yet as it involves some cooking in the stove.

My recipe is 1:1:.5:.5, super easy to remember right?

Some said it's better than Goldilocks, so try it yourself if you share the same verdict, and of course, don't forget to let me know. =)

Instead of using one type of powdered milk, I combined skim milk and buttermilk which made it more creamier. Polvoron 1155

Polvoron 1155
1 cup All Purpose Flour (APF)
1/2 or .5 cup butter non-salted
1 cup powdered milk (half skim milk and half of buttermilk)
1/2 or .5 cup white fine sugar
Add-ons: Optional
1 small pack Oreo Cookies (3 cookies)
1/4 cup cashew nuts chopped finely
1/4 cup pinipig
Turn heat to medium. Melt butter in a shallow pan.
Lower the heat, add APF, toast until light brown. Stir continously as flour tend to burn very easily.
Add powdered milk and sugar. Stir for the next 2 minutes to combine. Turn off the heat.
I divided this classic polvoron into three equal parts and placed in bowls and made a variation of cashew and cookies and cream and of course classic polvoron. Just stir in the add-on of your choice.
Mold using polvoron press and wrap individually with chinese paper. I "lost" my polvoron press and so I ended up using the measuring cups instead for the design in the picture. The 1/4 cup worked really well. Invert and just lightly tap the bottom of the cup and let the gravity do the rest.
Classic,cookies and cream and cashew polvoron in layers
Enjoy the buttery and milky goodness of Polvoron!


Joy 19 April 2010 at 18:28  

That is a good way to remember a recipe. I'm currently reading a book called ratios and this reminds me of it.

A cupcake or two 19 April 2010 at 21:42  

Love your version. Durian flavoured polvoron. I don't know if I could bring myself to try it. Durian smells like onions to me eehhhehe. But if it was lanka I would try that for sure.

Cherrie Pie 19 April 2010 at 23:33  

oohh oreo cookie polvoron. look at that colour. Nice one!

ing 20 April 2010 at 07:52  

WOW!!! this just looks heavenly ac. and the photos are yummiohhhh... getting better at it everyday. hehehe... got to try this5x... lol!

Annie 20 April 2010 at 09:37  

love it! your photos are great too.

Olive 22 April 2010 at 04:34  

I love how you made your polvoron look like mini-3-tiered cake.. I made cashew polvoron too; I have buttermilk powder, never thought of using it for polvoron..nice touch to add oreo cookies too.. :)

cusinera 23 April 2010 at 15:47  

i love your polvoron photos=) simple pero beautiful, would love the idea of durian polvoron! i love durian popsicle sticks here that vietnamese shops sells. I got some durian paste here, would that do?

Confession Nook 17 May 2010 at 02:27  

hi cusinera! sorry took ages to reply..=) hihihihi

durian paste would do just fine...just be careful not too put so much as it has a really strong flavor..=) i usually add about a half cup for this recipe.. let me know! =)

Micah | Coffee Machines 1 June 2010 at 03:54  

It looks like so Delicious ;) love it..

Ziggy 1 August 2010 at 10:13  

this gives us an idea for our baby's upcoming bday party! thanks!

Paula 14 September 2010 at 13:16  

What a great blog!

This looks so delicious!

Have a nice time!

Peter - Coffee Beans 11 November 2010 at 03:50  

What a pretty dish you presents, very tempting!

Peter - Coffee Beans 11 November 2010 at 03:52  

What a pretty dish you presents, very tempting!

Vishal Coffee Machine 28 March 2011 at 05:30  

Yummy...wanna eat that in one bite, so mouth watering...ummmmm :D :D :P lol !!!!

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