The ingredients make it look complicated, but it’s not! This easy recipe will make you fall for it again and again. Here is puto cheese!
You have probably known puto all the days of your life, but you have not tried doing it your own. This is your chance to do it! We promise you that you can pull it off at the comfort of your home!
Puto is the Filipino term for steamed rice cake. This kakanin is traditionally made from slightly fermented rice dough or galapong. Fermentation is done by soaking the rice overnight. The soaked rice is ground the next day and then steamed. This traditional puto is also called putong puti or puting bigas to distinguish it from other dishes that are also named puto. Rice-based puto include puto bumbong, puto kutsinta, puto maya, and puto pao among others.
Puto is commonly eaten as is or as an accompaniment to savory dishes, including dinuguan. Puto and dinuguan is the most famous combination. But it is also eaten with pancit during birthday celebrations.
With development comes different puto varieties, including those not using rice. Instead, flour is used as a substitute just like in our recipe. Other non-traditional ingredients, such as chocolate, ube or purple yam, and vanilla, are also now being utilized. This recipe here also uses cheese, which is a common addition to this kakanin. A dash of food color can also be added for extra fun, especially if it will be served to kids. You can also put as much cheese as you want! It is your recipe so you can adjust it according to your preference.
Are you ready for a puto dessert that you will surely love? Follow this recipe here, and you will have a heavenly puto cheese!
- 1½ cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 3 pcs eggs
- 6 ounces evaporated milk
- ½ cup water
- 2 tbsps butter, melted
- ¼ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- dash of food color (optional)
- pinch of salt
- small slices of cheese (for topping)
- In a mixing bowl, put the flour, sugar and baking powder. Mix well.
- Add the eggs, milk, and water. Mix well.
- Add the food color, salt, melted butter and shredded cheese. Stir until well-blended then set aside.
- Brush some melted butter in each of the puto molder cups.
- Fill each molder cup with the prepared puto mixture.
- Place them in the steamer properly.
- Steam for about 8-10 minutes.
- Remove cover then put small slices of cheese on top of each puto. Put cover again then steam for another 2 minutes.
- Let them cool down then remove the cooked puto from the molder cups.
- Serve and enjoy your puto cheese!