Betty Ann Besa-Quirino
Cookbook Author and Food Writer
Polvoron comes from the word polvo which is Spanish for ‘powder’. Polvoron, the powdered candy is a classic Filipino favorite dessert or snack which tastes like a sweet, crumbled version of shortbread cookies.
It consists of powdered milk, flour, sugar and melted butter. For the traditional candy, simply combine the ingredients and shape them into delightful round or oval-shaped treats that measure anywhere from 1 to 2-inches in length, depending on the size of your polvoron molds. One can buy the polvoron candy mold from Amazon or other online sources.
But if you don’t have the time to shape and wrap them in colorful crepe papers, then here’s what you can do. Put the powdered concoction in small jars. Tie a bright red ribbon around it. Attach your cheery holiday message with a brief explanation of the Polvoron in a Jar. Give them as presents.
- Betty Ann Quirino