Polvoron is a treat that every Filipino child seems to know and learn how to make! I first made this in my last orphanage in the Philippines.
We cooked them and placed them in paper cones... to eat! This is the clasic way it is served. Today when you go to Filipino shops and bakery. You will find many variants of polvoron but most are wrapped like candy, in plastic, or with Japanese paper. I prefer mine served warm just after being made and in a paper cone!
A polvorón (From polvo, the Spanish word for powder, or dust; Cebuano: polboron; Tagalog: pulburón) is a type of heavy, soft and very crumbly Spanish shortbread made of flour, sugar, milk, and nuts, especially almonds. They are produced mostly in Andalusia, where there are about 70 factories in that are part of a syndicate that produces polvorones and mantecados. Under the name mantecados, these sweets are a traditional preparation of other areas of the Iberian Peninsula as well.
Polvorones are popular holiday delicacies in all Spain and its former colonies in Latin America and the Philippines. Traditionally, they were prepared from September to January but are now available all year round. Polvorones were brought to Spain by the Moors and there is thus a very possible Levantine origin, based on a similar sweet known as ghurayba. As this was introduced by the Arabs, during the Spanish Inquisition, it was later decreed by the officials of the Inquisition that polvorones were to be made using pork fat as a means of detecting secret Jews and Muslims within the Southern Spanish regions.
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I am Filipino and enjoy Filipino food!
Polvoron is a childhood favorite of mine as a dessert or snack. I tend to enjoy this in remembrance of my life as an orphan in the Philippines. It is, therefore, my wish to share this for our simbi community to enjoy as much as I do for FREE in my Monthly Recipe Giveaway! So if you are low in simbi points wait for the giveaway! The only thing I ask in return is you comment below this service on how you liked/disliked, lessons learned, as well as how the recipe turned out for you!
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