Have you ever heard of a polvoron? Polvoron is a classic Spanish treat that has been enthusiastically embraced all over Latin America and beyond. This sweet, crumbly, and buttery dessert is perfect for any occasion!
Who Invented Polvoron?
Polvoron is a Spanish word meaning “powder,” a nod to the crumbly consistency of this type of shortbread.
Polvoron originated in Spain and from there was introduced into the territories of the Spanish colonial empire, including Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Venezuela, and the Philippines.
Polvoron quickly became a popular treat all over the former Spanish domains, with each country putting its own spin on the recipe.
For example, while some Mexican polvorones are yellowish or white as is tradition, an eye-catching version featuring three colors (brown, yellow, and pink) is also extremely popular.
While the recipes may vary from country to country, polvoron is generally made from a combination of flour, sugar, milk, and butter.
The ingredients are mixed together and then shaped into different forms. Some variations of polvoron incorporate flavors such as peanut, or chocolate.
Polvoron is also often dusted with powdered sugar or ground nuts to give it a unique texture and flavor.
What Does Polvoron Taste Like?
The texture of polvoron is crumbly and sandy. It breaks easily in your mouth and has a sweet, buttery flavor.
The combination of powdered sugar, flour, and butter creates a unique texture that’s hard to compare to any other dessert.
Because of its crumbly consistency, polvoron is often eaten as a snack with a cup of coffee or tea.
Whether you’ve tasted polvoron before or are trying it for the first time, we hope this guide has helped you understand what a polvoron is and why it’s so special.
Give it a try, and you just might fall in love with this classic treat.
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