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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Kulinarya Cooking Club - Polvoron

I was so excited for this month's theme.  The Husband was able to find a polvoron form.  I decided to make one from my handy The Filipino Cookbook by Reynaldo Alejandro.  polvoron has been a favorite of mine since I was a child.  I always loved eating it and my favorite was my grandmother's recipe.  Unfortunately, I don't have the recipe and I miss it so much.  This recipe got close and I even added some pinipig. 
3 Cups Sifted Flour
1 Cup Sifted Powdered Milk
3/4 Cup Sifted Sugar
1/2 Pound of Melted Butter
1 Teaspoon of Lemon or Vanilla Extract
1 Cup of Pinipig

  1. Toast the flour in a heavy skillet over a medium heat until golden brown while stiring constantly.

  2. Remove from heat and cool.

  3. While it cooks, toast the pinipig in the skillet.

  4. Add the powdered milk, sugar, melted butter, pinipig, and the extract. 

  5. Pack the mixture into the form and press out the little cakes. 

  6. Wrap the polvoron in wax paper. 

Kulinarya was started by a group of Filipinio bloggers living in Sydney, who are passionate about the Filipino culture and its cusines. Each month we will showcase a new dish along with their family recipes. By sharing these recipes, we hope you find the same passion and love for Filipino Food as we do.

If you are interested in joining our Kulinarya Cooking Club, please feel free to stop by our foodblog and leave a commnet - we would love to hear from you. 

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Trish - Sugarlace
Trissa - Trissalicious
Cusinera - Busog Sarap
Cherrie – Sweet Cherrie Pie
Valerie – A Canadian Foodie


  1. That looks really yummy Joy=) I just bought the 'papel de hapon' (wrapping tissue paper) this giving myself till tomorrow what flavour mine will be...Mr.H told me pinipig is one of the favourite flavour in polvoron range=)

  2. I haven't made mine yet - cannot find a form... what should I use? I found a recipe that uses peanuts - not the rice - I have no idea where to find that... but, shall try. So - it "got close" - it was good - but not as good as you remember?
    Thanks for sharing. I am still stumped. I have no frame of reference for this kind of treat - so can't wait to try to make them!

  3. You could use a cookie cutter for the form. Like a small one.

  4. I love the look of your polvoron. I addition of lemon or vanilla sounds nice

  5. nice job on the polvoron, I love pinipig and adding lemon or vanilla extract is great but gotta ask, where did your husband find the polvoron press? I've been looking and no luck.

  6. Yummy, I have that cookbook too and I've gotten a lot of good recipes from there. Your polvoron must have tasted great with the lemon or vanilla extract :)