Buttered Puto is a variation of the famous steamed rice cake, Puto. This steamed mini cakes are usually eaten as dessert but most prefer to have them during breakfast(with hot coffee or chocolate) or mid-afternoon snack (usually eaten with dinuguan or blood stew). If you are looking for an easy puto recipe that you can follow, this is the one for you.
This Puto recipe uses ordinary flour instead of rice flour (not even galapong) and is so easy prepare. The ingredients used in this recipe are so common that you could find them in any grocery store (you just need to have the molds and steamer to get everything done).
The Puto molds that you will see in the video below were bought from the Philippines. Since there are many of you who are asking where to get the molds online, I did a little research and testing — the best alternative that I discovered (even better than the plastic molds that I used) are Silicone Mini Pinch Bowls. These pinch bowls are also safer because it can withstand high heat compared to plastic.
Try this delicious Buttered Puto Recipe.
- 4 cups flour, sifted
- 2 cups sugar, sifted
- 2 1/2 tbsp baking powder
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 piece egg, raw
- small slices of cheese
- 4 cups water (for steaming)
Watch the cooking video:
- In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients starting from the flour, sugar,and baking powder then mix well.
- Add the butter, evaporated milk, egg, water and pandan essence (dissolve the pandan essence in water) then mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
- Pour the mixture in individual molds
- If you are using non – quick melt Filipino brand cheese, You may put the cheese on top of the mixture otherwise put the cheese on top after steaming (step 6)
- Pour the water in the steamer.
- Arrange the molds in the steamer then steam for about 20 minutes
- If you are using quick melt cheese,remove the cover of the steamer and top each puto with quick melt cheese then continue steaming (with the cover on) for 2 to 5 minutes
- Remove from the mold and arrange in a serving plate
- Serve either hot or cold. This goes well with dinuguan Share and Enjoy!
Number of servings (yield): 8
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