Puto is a type of steamed rice cake usually served as snack or as an accompaniment to savory dishes such as dinuguan or pancit in Philippine cuisine and believed to be derived from Indian puttu of Kerala origin. It is eaten as is or with butter and/or grated fresh coconut, or as an accompaniment to a number of savory viands, dinugu
While common food throughout the Philippines, there are numerous variations by area and family.
- 4 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 1/2 tbsp baking powder
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 egg
- Cheese – cut into small pieces
- Combine all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix well.
- Add butter, evaporated milk, egg, water and mix all ingredients thoroughly.
- Pour mixture into molds or small cupcake pans (3/4 full).
- Put cheese on top of the mixture.
- Pre-heat the steamer.
- Put the molds in the steamer and steam for 20 minutes.
- Remove the puto from the molds and serve!