Puto

Puto

Puto is the Filipino term for “Rice Cake” and is cook by steaming. Puto are usually white and round and can vary greatly in size. It is usually served with grated coconuts. But it is best served  with “Dinuguan”(Pork blood stew) as a hefty afternoon merienda.

Directions:

Grease small cake, puto molds, or ramekins for use in a steamer. Mix the flour, sugar, and baking powder together in a bowl. In a separate, large bowl, scramble the eggs with the evaporated milk and water. Fold the dry mixture into the eggs until evenly blended. Fill the prepared molds 2/3 of the way up with the batter and top with shredded cheese.

Fill a wok or a sauce pan that will hold a steamer basket with a few inches of water. Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat. Place the molds into a steamer basket and place over the boiling water and cover.

Steam until a toothpick inserted in the center of one of the putos comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and serve warm or at room temperature.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 1/4 cups cheese, shredded
Serves
30 Minutes

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