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How to Make Polvoron

Just like pastillas, polvoron has become a favorite gift to give to overseas friends and family. There is such a huge demand for polvoron that in a survey conducted by the Business section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer last 2007, Goldilock’s Bakeshop named polvoron as their top-selling item—it sold more than their cakes!
Materials & Ingredients needed:
Mixing bowlMeasuring cups and spoonsWooden spoonSaucepanJapanese paper or cellophanePolvoron molder, P244 cups all-purpose flour2 cups powdered milk1 1/2 cup melted butter2 cups sugar
Getting started:
On a pan, toast flour in moderate heat for about 15 minutes, or until light brown, stirring constantly to avoid burning.Remove the pan and transfer the mixture into a big bowl.Add the powdered milk, and toss for another 3-4 minutes.Add sugar and melted butter. Mix well.Fill the polvoron mould with the mixture, press it hard by using a spoon, then release it. If it is still too loose, add more butter or olive oil. Make sure that you coul…

Credit Card Tips

I applied for a secured credit card at BPI last year. I find it very convenient because I don't have to carry cash all the time. When me and my friends go shopping, I ask them to give me their cash and use my card instead. By doing that, I get more reward points and use that cash in short-term sidelines/investments/rackets. I am given 20 days to pay my bills..so I use that time to earn some money.

There are other promos included, like for example, if I use my card within that promo period for a minimum single transaction of P1,000, I get a free food item from Chowking. I was able to take out 2 pork siomai and 2 siopao asado last Wednesday. It's really nice to get freebies! I don't like having credit cards before but seeing as I can be creative with it, why not ;)
Just remember to always use your credit card wisely and pay your bills on time.