Spanish Polvoron (Shortbread) Recipe Made With Crackers
Polvoron is a popular shortbread in Spain. It has a soft, crumbly texture and sweet, buttery taste. Back then, this was only served during holidays. Nowadays, different varieties of polvoron are available on the market.
I made my own version of polvoron using my favorite crackers, and I added some chopped nuts to make it crunchier. This recipe is absolutely delicious and affordable. Everybody will surely enjoy it!
- 1 cup crackers, crushed (use your favorite type)
- 3/4 cup powdered milk
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, toasted
- 1/4 cup nuts, toasted and chopped (optional)
- 1 large bowl
- 4 medium bowls
- 1 small bowl
- Measuring cups
- Polvoron molder
- Cellophane wrapper (optional)
- Combine butter and sugar. Stir the two ingredients together to dissolve the sugar.
- Add the remaining ingredients. Mix well.
- Mold the mixture into bite-sized pieces using a polvoron molder, if possible.
- Wrap each piece with a cellophane wrapper, if necessary.
Tips and Techniques
- Substitute the nuts with other ingredients such as dried fruits, cookies, etc.
- Cream the butter with the sugar to lessen its grainy texture.
- If you don't have a polvoron molder, use a small cupcake pan as an alternative.
- Allow the polvoron to set inside the refrigerator before serving.
- Add a pinch of salt to make it a little bit salty.
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