Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Polvoróns

Polvoróns for you?  Not from Goldilocks though ;-)

Aunty Yochana posted this recipe and it was on my To-Do list for the longest time.  I finally found time to make it last week.  The plus point about this recipe is, no baking needed and it is so simple!  All you need is a pan/wok to cook the flour (I cooked mine in the microwave though).

With no baking/cooking, I was skeptical if I could still taste the sugar in bits so I replaced it with icing sugar (reduced amount).  My children do not drink any formula milk and DD3 is still on the best milk in the world, thus I substituted milk powder with Horlicks.

I started off with my disney cookie cutter but I find it rather time consuming so I switched and use my pineapple tart mould instead.  I did this in a hurry as it was about time to fetch DS2 from school and that explains the rough edges :P

All the children in the family love this, including my niece and nephew, but not for me :P  Will I make this again?  Only if the kids ask for it.

Ingredients
1 cup Plain flour
1/2 cup Milk Powder (I used Horlicks)
85g butter, melted
25g icing sugar

Method
  1. Pour plain flour into a microwaveable plate/container.  Set to low heat (I used 30%) and cook for 5 - 6 minutes (stirring 2 - 3 times in between) till flour turns light brown and cooked.  Sieve flour into a mixing and let it cool.
  2. Mix in the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  3. Press into a polvoron plunger and push it out.  If you do not have a plunger, a small cake ring/cookie cutter/tart mould work as well.
  4. Chill it till harden before wrapping.
  5. Leave at room temperature before serving.

12 comments:

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

kids sure like this..

Lady Ren said...

cookies that you don't cook- interesting.

MaryMoh said...

A very interesting way to cook but fun to make them.

My Little Space said...

I bet they taste wonderful! Cheers.

Anncoo said...

Look cute!Never tried this before. Is it nice?

wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... said...

Oh... unbaked cookies????
I tot polvorones are baked butter cookies :) Silly me.

Blessed Homemaker said...

Sonia, I think this is very much a kids' cookie.

Lady Ren, this is my first time making a non-bake cookie, it was quite fun.

MaryMoh, this is so simple I think my kids will enjoy making them too.

My Little Space, I don't like quite it but the kids love it so I think it tasted alright hahaha

Anncoo, I think it tasted more like shortbread than cookies, has a melt-in-your-mouth kind of texture, a bit crumbly though.

Wendy, I was as silly as you ;-)

tigerfish said...

I don't know what are Polvorons. Are they some kind of pastry crust?

Anncoo said...

Happy Easter Day! I've an award for you, please come and pick it up when you're free.

Pete said...

Cute....my kids would love these!

Anonymous said...

how much is 1/2 cup of milk powder???

Blessed Homemaker said...

Hi Anony,
Oops, I didn't weigh it so I don't know how much is 1/2 cup.