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Filipino Puto Recipe (Rice Flour Cake)

Filipino Puto RecipeFilipino Puto is a steamed rice cake that traditionally can be eaten with fresh grated coconut or butter. All Filipino’s grew up with this delicious commonly round shaped merienda. It is commonly served during parties, festivals and sometimes eaten for breakfast.

Ingredients needed to cook Filipino Puto Recipe:

  • two cups flour or rice flour
  • two tablespoons of baking powder
  • one egg beaten
  • half cup evaporated milk
  • three tablespoons of butter or softened margarine
  • one cup granulated sugar
  • one and a half cup of water

Cooking procedure for Filipino Puto Recipe:

Put the flour, baking powder and sugar in a bowl and mix all ingredients together. When it’s properly mixed add the egg, evaporated milk, melted butter and water and keep mixing it until it’s smooth. Put the mixture into a mold and into a steamer for about 20 minutes without opening the steamer. The Puto will be done but if you prefer to add some toppings it’s possible to put it now and let it steam for another 3 minutes. After 3 minutes you can remove the Puto from the molds and let it cool down. You are now done with making Puto and it’s ready to be served.

3 Responses to Filipino Puto Recipe (Rice Flour Cake)

  • I tried your puto and it was a disaster. Sfter mixing all the ingredients Iit appeared so dry and it’s like a dough for brea. So i added some more water and. Milk to make it a little bit “liquidy”. When i steamed it, size went up to double and it overflowed can you show the procedure via you tube”

    Thank you

    • Thanks Cha for your post! I will try to make a video soon and post it on the weblog and youtube. I’m a bit out of time recently so i apologize for the late reply! I’ll do my best to make the video as soon as possible.

      Best Regards!

  • I used coconut milk instead or water & brown rice flour. The taste was stupendous. But the texture was not firm but similar to jiffy cornbread. I asked a few friends to try it. We all agreed , it was missing something. The texture was not springy or spongy. Like I remember.

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