Here’s something you can try if you want the graham crackers in another form! Try making Graham Polvoron!
The unique but quite familiar taste of graham combined with the milky goodness of the polvoron, it is actually something you’ll crave every time! You can make these as desserts for your family or your friends, or you can make large batches of these and you can sell it for a small business!
Continue to read below to see some trivia and some tips to make the best and irresistible polvoron.
What is Graham Polvoron?
Polvoron is a type of shortbread which originated and is famous in Spain. It is commonly made out of flour, milk, some sugar and some nuts.
Due to cultural influences back in the day during the Spanish colonization period here in the country, these famous little treats are adapted by the Filipinos and also became popular here. Nowadays, many different types of ingredients are used to produce different varieties of the polvoron, and among these, is the graham polvoron.
Graham crackers–on the other hand–is made out of graham flour which is popularized in the US. It is commonly used to create cheesecakes, and other types of bread such as moon pies and cracker crusts. Other notable uses of graham crackers here in the Philippines is the Mango Graham Float.
How to Make Graham Polvoron
Graham Polvoron is super easy to do! It is almost guaranteed that anyone can make this simple recipe, so let’s start.
A good practice I follow in any recipe is to keep in mind of the goals you want to achieve in the process, so for the polvoron, let’s break down the procedure into three main steps: First is to toast the flour, next is to mix the ingredients and form the polvoron, and then last is to chill it in the refrigerator.
It is important that the flour is at least toasted because it helps in killing any bacteria that’s possibly still there and is potentially dangerous to the health. So as much as possible, do not skip this important step when making the polvoron, especially if you’re going to make large batches of these and if you’re going to sell it.
Graham Polvoron Toppings
You can follow the recipe and serve or sell these polvorons plainly, but if you feel like it’s too dull or too bland for your liking, you can add other sweet ingredients as toppings of your choice. Some of the common ingredients you can add are:
- Rainbow sprinkles
- Choco sprinkles
- Chocolate coated peanuts
- Dried mangoes
- Small candies
Notes on Ingredients
This recipe recommends using brown sugar. There are no real differences when it comes to using white or brown sugar, and this is purely for presentation purposes–since grahams are also brown in color. So feel free to choose whatever type of sugar you want, it will still taste delicious.
In case you don’t have the option to use butter, other alternatives you can use are margarine and oil. Both of these are also a cheaper choice and will still pretty much yield the same flavor, so if you’re planning to sell these little delicious treats, you can go for the alternatives.
For a quick reference about this recipe, see the recipe table below:
Graham Polvoron Recipe
- Frying Pan
- Polvoron Mold
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup graham, crushed
- ½ cup powdered milk
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup butter, melted
- In a cooking pan, apply low to medium heat and add-in the all-purpose flour. Toast the flour while stirring continuously until lightly browned. Transfer to a bowl and let it cool.
- In the same bowl, add-in the powdered-milk, brown sugar, crushed graham, and melted butter. Mix the ingredients until well-incorporated.
- Prepare a polvoron mold and fill it with the mixture then press hard with a spoon until compact. Place in a container and repeat this step for the rest of the mixture.
- Transfer the polvoron into a refrigerator and chill for 30 to 60 minutes.
- Wrap each one with cellophane or transfer to a serving plate. Enjoy!
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