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Puto are Filipino steamed rice cakes, traditionally made from slightly fermented rice dough. It is eaten as is or as an accompaniment to a number of savory dishes.

Ingredients :

- 4 cup all-purpose flour

- 2 cup sugar

- 2½ tbsp. baking powder

- ½ cup butter, melted

- 1 cup evaporated milk

- 1 cup Powdered Milk

- 1 tsp Vanilla

- 1 tsp Salt

- 3 eggs (whites only), at room temperature

- 2½ cup water

- Mild Cheddar Cheese as desired (either sliced or grated)

- water, for steaming


Directions :

  1. Prepare steamer with water. Prepare and grease individual molds (or muffin cups); set aside.

  2. Mix dry ingredients together (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and powdered milk) then sift into a large bowl.

  3. Melt butter and then in another bowl, add the butter, evaporated milk, egg, water and vanilla. Mix all ingredients thoroughly.

  4. Pour dry ingredients into wet, stirring occasionally to thoroughly combine.

  5. Pour mixture into individual molds (or greased muffin cups), filling about three-quarters full.

  6. Arrange molds (or muffin cups) in the steamer.  Top each with cheese. Steam for about 20 minutes. 

  7. Remove Puto from the steamer. Unmold and arrange in a serving platter.


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