Polvoron (Powdered Milk Candy)


  • 3 cups flour, sifted
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • ¾ cup confectioners sugar
  • ½ pound (2 sticks) butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon lemon or vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup water, measured 1 Tablespoon at a time


  1. Place sifted flour in a saucepan and toast over medium heat until light brown, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool.
  2. Add powdered milk, sugar, melted butter, and lemon or vanilla extract.
  3. Add water, 1 Tablespoon at a time, until the mixture holds together and can be molded into balls.
  4. With your hands, flatten into little cakes the size of a silver dollar.
  5. Wrap individually in wax paper.


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