To celebrate the Philippines this holiday season (and bring attention to the continued need for typhoon relief), I'm doing 12 days of polvoron.
I thought I'd start with the basic recipe I will be using, a small batch version. Most recipes for polvoron make large batches, which can be great for families and sharing, but what if you just want a few?
Easy! Polvoron is simple to scale down into a small batch. It makes about a dozen, which is good for a family snack, or just one person, if you can eat as much polvoron as I can in one sitting. And it doesn't take very long - the longest part is toasting the flour, and that's like 5 minutes.
Small Batch Polvoron
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup powdered milk (full fat is better than non fat, if you can find it)
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons melted butter
pinch of salt (if using unsalted butter)
- Toast the flour on a dry skillet or saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until lightly browned.
- Mix the flour with the powdered milk, sugar, and salt.
- Pour in the melted butter a little at a time, mixing with a spoon until it starts to clump and resemble damp sand.
- Pack it firmly in the polvoron mold. Refrigerate to harden it a bit if you feel like it. Wrap it up in tissue paper if you feel like it. Or just eat it straight up.