Polvoron is a mixture of toasted flour, milk, butter and sugar and can be combined with various nuts and flavors to create a versatile dessert. The name is derived from the tagalog word "pulbos" to denote a powdery candy.
This recipe mixes polvoron with pinipig (toasted crispy rice).
All-purpose flour, sifted - 1 2/3 cup
Full cream milk - 2/3 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Pinipig, toasted - 1/4 cup
Salted butter - 1/2 cup
Margarine - 3/4 cup
Vanilla Flavor - 1 tsp
Toast the flour in frying pan over medium heat, stirring continuously with wooden spoon until light brown in color. (Approximately 10 to 15 minutes)
Transfer the toasted flour to a mixing bowl with flat beater attachment. Add the rest of the dry ingredients, including the pinipig, and mix for 1 minute at low speed to incorporate ingredients. Set aside.
Melt the butter and the margarine in a saucepan over medium heat.
Add the melted fat unto the dry ingredients then mix at low speed for approximately 3 minutes or until incorporated.
Switch mixer to medium speed then add vanilla flavor. Mix for 30 seconds.
Transfer the polvoron into a clean and flat surface.
Form desired polvoron shapes by packing the mixture unto the polvoron molder.
Cool for at least 30 minutes or until firm then wrap polvoron with the desired wrapper.