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Puto is a Filipino steamed rice cake traditionally made with fermented galapong (rice dough made from rice flour). Swap out the white sugar and use brown sugar instead: it gives a nice sweet depth to this popular Pinoy merienda or snack.


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Puto is a steamed rice cake that is a mainstay in Filipino cuisine.


Prep time 10 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Makes 8-10 medium-sized puto

butter, for greasing
1 cup rice flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water

1 Prepare steamer: generously grease mini muffin pans with butter. Set aside.

2 In a large bowl, whisk rice flour, sugar, and salt into the water until dissolved.

3 Fill prepared muffin tins with puto mixture (fill halfway only). Steam for 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in its center emerges clean.


4 Remove from steamer and let cool before unmolding. Top with butter (optional) before serving.


This recipe is a combination of two Filipino desserts: leche flan and puto.

Here's a puto recipe that you can whip up with the kids!

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Try this easy version of the classic Filipino cake for a delicious merienda.



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