Buttered Puto or Steamed Cake is one of the most popular kakanin in the Philippines, topped with melted cheese, butter or salted egg. Other variation are just to name a few are, puto flan (a combination of puto and leche flan) and putopao (similar to siopao). Buttered puto is ideally served during snack, alongside with pansit and any of your favorite drinks. And if you are someone who have entrepreneurial skills you can turn puto making a source for an extra income, you can sell to neighbors, friends, office mate to start with.
So here are the steps in making buttered puto
I N G R E D I E N T S
- 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)
M E T H O D
- Combine the dry ingredients starting from the flour, sugar,and baking powder in a bowl then mix well.
- In a separate bowl combine the butter, evaporated milk, egg, water and pandan essence (dissolve the pandan essence in water) then mix it with the dry ingredients thoroughly.
- Pour the mixture in individual molds.
- If you are using non – quick melt brand cheese, you may put the cheese on top of the mixture otherwise put the cheese on top in the middle of steaming.
- 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.
- You may topped the cooked puto with a little scoop of butter if cheese is not available. Served with either hot or cold. This goes well with pansit or dinuguan.