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Have you tried this puto version yet?

 

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
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water

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

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

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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.

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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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