Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Polvoron Recipe and New Kitchen Gadgets

Before I  give you the recipe to one of my favorite childhood snack, let me  show you the new  kitchen items that I received from Ozeri.  First is the double wall thermo glass .  I love these glasses, because they are    heat and shatter resistant so you can also use this for  hot coffee or tea.  The double wall design is created  to keep your hands cool with hot drinks and free of condensation with chilled beverages.  Now, most  regular glass  is not  microwave safe but this is an exception.  You can try it for yourself, I did and I was amazed. 
The milk frother is fun to have especially if you have kids like my son who loves milk and milkshake.  I had a set of this with pitcher  before and  my daughter uses it a lot to make her brother something special for his milk treat.  This is a petite gadget and  yet powerful.  It whips up foam in as little as 10 secs. If you love  cappuccinos, lattes, espressos, hot chocolates, shakes and frappes, this is ideal for it.  The set includes an egg beater to whisk eggs, soups, dressings, sauces and other non-solid food items, and a propeller-shaped attachment for mixing cocktails.
The last but not the least is the wok.  I have had their wok before and loved using it everyday when I cook but just like anything else, it gets worn out especially if you use it lot like I do in my kitchen.  I am glad that I have a new one.  
What I love about this wok is that it delivers unprecedented non-stick performance without releasing harmful fumes or toxins at high temperatures.  It is scratch resistant and I love that it is super easy to clean.  The depth of the wok is  a great advantage to me because I hate splatters all over the counter.
When I get new kitchen gadgets, it really inspires me to cook  my family's favorite dishes.
I always make sisig, a favorite Filipino dish.  Since my son can't handle spicy food, I always make sure to get him a separate dish before I add the  peppers.  Sisig is great to eat with rice.  You can check the link for the recipe.
Before I give you the  recipe for polvoron, here's a little info about this  yummy treat.  Polvoron  is  shortbread-type of  cookies made with a soft, crumbly mixture of toasted flour, powdered milk, sugar butter, and nuts or any other seeds that you like.  In the Philippines, they normally use peanuts because it is the  cheapest nuts you can buy but you can use just about any kind like almonds. 
You will need the following:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups skimmed milk or powdered milk
  • 1 cup  sugar
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp  flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup  chopped and  toasted  almond.
  1. In a big bowl, add the flour, skimmed milk,  and sugar.  Mix it well.  Mixing the  three ingredients will eliminate the issue of the  milk  forming into lumps when in the pan.
  2. In a  heated wok, toast the  chia and flax seeds.
  3. Add the flour mixture and start mixing it until it is toasted.
  4. Add the toasted  almonds.
  5. Pour in the butter and mix it well.
  6. Turn off the heat and transfer it to a bowl and let it cool.  

You can put it in a mold and wrap it for future consumption. I just put it in the jar because I don't have a wrapper. I love snacking on it with my coffee or tea.  To purchase any of these items, visit the links  below:

Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the product/s mentioned  to help me  facilitate this review but  opinions are my own.

17 delicious comments:

candy said...

There are always new kitchen gadgets coming out daily. Hard to keep up and really know which ones work and are worth the money.

Jeannette said...

I love kitchen gadgets! I Christmas time almost have my list is for kitchen gadgets. Those cookies look really good.

Sarah Bailey said...

There is nothing like getting a new gadget to be able to try out and play with! It looks like you really picked up some great kitchen gadgets.

Tomi C said...

Love my wok AND my Green Earth skillet. I didn't know they added a wok to the collection. I've got to have one.

AiringMyLaundry said...

Wow, cool! You reminded me that I need to pick up a Wok. I love to make stir fry and this would make it easier.

Emily said...

These are great kitchen gadgets! I want a milk frother! I got used to using one when I was a waitress years ago and the coffees and hot chocolates made with that milk were always so good!

Liz Mays said...

I like Ozeri. I have a few of their kitchen gadgets. It would be awesome to try Polvoron for the first time!

Pam said...

I have never had polvoron before. It sounds like a really yummy treat, and it's so nostalgic for you!

Claudia Krusch said...

I need to get a few new kitchen gadgets. I have never made polvoron before. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some this weekend.

Ali Rost said...

What a fun list of kitchen gadgets! I've been on the look-out for a new wok. My son just got his first apartment, and I have a feeling that's where my old one escaped to! x

Kiwi said...

Thanks for reminding me I need a new wok! I love making stir fry and lots of other asian dishes so I need to buy a new one for my kitchen.

Liz Cleland said...

We only use ozeri pans in the kitchen. We love the non stick feature and they are rather affordable for what you get!

Anosa said...

I absolutely love learning about new kitchen gadgets but more so I need a new wok as my is all worn out now

Terri said...

I love that pan and the milk frother. Makes me want to get in the kitchen to cook. I'll have to try your recipe when I get all of the ingredients.

rosemary@myhomeandtravels said...

QVC is a weakness for me and all of their kitchen gadgets. I do need a new wok.

stephanickety said...

I would totally love using one of those milk frothers. It looks so fun!

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

Thank you for sharing the recipe for polvoron. I love trying out treats from different countries and this looks like a really tasty treat.

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