- Almond flour 80 grams or 4/5 cup
- Flour type 00 250 grams or 2 cups
- Cold butter 135 grams or 3/5 cup
- Aniseed liqueur 10 grams
- Ground cinnamon a pinch
- Salt 1 tbsp • 1 kcal
Polvorones are typical biscuits of the Spanish tradition that are usually served during weddings, parties and the Christmas period. Simple and greedy, these biscuits are so small that it is possible to eat them in one bite. Once tasted, you will perceive the flavors of its land of origin: the consistency is so crumbly that they resemble a powder that melts in the mouth with each bite. This characteristic is due to the toasting of the flour, which is left to dry in the oven for a few minutes, and from a mixture of almonds and butter. Simply dusted with a little powdered sugar, polvorones biscuits are perfect to enjoy at tea time on a cold winter afternoon. So let’s find out how to prepare the polvorones biscuits by following our recipe step by step.
How to prepare the polvorones biscuits
Mix the almond flour with the type 00 flour (1).
Spread the flours on a baking tray, lined with parchment paper (2), and toast them in a preheated oven at 130°C for 20 minutes. Then remove from the oven and let cool.
Collect the toasted flour in the bowl, add the powdered sugar (3) and a pinch of salt, then mix.
Add a pinch of cinnamon (4).
Flavor with anise (5).
Add the cold butter, cut into chunks (6), and start working the dough with your fingertips.
Transfer the dough to a work surface and knead it for about ten minutes, until a firm and homogeneous dough will be obtained (7). Wrap it with cling film and let it rest at room temperature for 20 minutes.
Lightly flour your work surface and roll out the dough with a rolling pin (8), until you will have a sheet of about 1 cm thick.
Use a pastry cutter and cut many discs of about 4 cm in diameter (9).
Transfer the discs to a baking tray lined with parchment paper (10) and bake in preheated static oven at 160-170°C for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
Sprinkle the biscuits with plenty of powdered sugar and serve them up (11). Enjoy!
How to store Polvorones
The polvorones biscuits can be stored in a special tin box or in an airtight container for about 4-5 days at room temperature, they will remain beautifully fragrant.