Buttered Puto

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 or ground rice. This makes this recipe easier to prepare. In addition, the other ingredients used in this recipe are so common that you could find them in any grocery store.

You will notice that I was using colorful plastic molds in the video. I got them from the Philippines — in the flea market. These molds are hard to find outside of the Philippines, but I tried to experiment on similar products and the best that I found were the Silicone Mini Pinch Bowls. Actually, these are even better because these are made of silicon which means that it can withstand high amount of heat.

Try this delicious Buttered Puto Recipe.

Buttered Puto
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 8
  • Serving size: 8
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Cook time: 
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  • 4 cups flour, sifted
  • 2 cups sugar, sifted
  • 2½ tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2½ cups water
  • ⅛ teaspoon Pandan essence
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 piece egg, raw
  • small slices of cheese
  • 4 cups water (for steaming)
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients starting from the flour, sugar,and baking powder then mix well.
  2. Add the butter, evaporated milk, egg, water and pandan essence (dissolve the pandan essence in water) then mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
  3. Pour the mixture in individual molds
  4. 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)
  5. Pour the water in the steamer.
  6. Arrange the molds in the steamer then steam for about 20 minutes
  7. 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
  8. Remove from the mold and arrange in a serving plate
  9. Serve either hot or cold. This goes well with dinuguan ;) Share and Enjoy!


Watch the cooking video:

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