A sweet treat made with flour, milk and butter, polvorón is another legacy of Spanish colonialism. Derived from polvo, the Spanish word for dust, Filipino-style polvorón is made by mixing together the ingredients then molding the mixture using a special tool.
Ditch the canned fruit cocktail with the rubbery content that is 90% chewy papaya. Fresh fruits tossed in a mixture of cream and sweetened condensed milk may entail more work but the result is a far, far cry from miniscule fruit pieces swimming in white mass.
There are no hard and fast rules as to what fruits can go into the salad.
My family’s preferences include mangoes, melon, bananas, seedless grapes and apples. Papaya and pineapple are good choices too. You can even add buko to your fruit salad.
I recommend chilling the fruits (in the fridge, not in the freezer), as well as the cream and sweetened condensed milk, before preparing the salad.