WATCH: How to Make Puto

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

Can't think of what to serve this afternoon for merienda? No worries! This cheese puto recipe is sure to be a crowdpleaser. With basic ingredients that you can find in your kitchen such as all-purpose flour, butter, and cheddar cheese, you too can make these cute and fluffy steamed rice cakes. This cheese puto is so easy to make, it will take you less than an hour to prepare!

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 150 grams fresh milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cheddar cheese, for topping

1

Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt together. Set aside.

2

Mix milk, egg, and butter together.

3

Whisk wet ingredients into dry ingredients.

4

Preheat the steamer.

5

Pour mixture into molds then arrange into the steamer. Steam for 10 minutes.

6

Take off the heat, and top with cheese.

7

Cover for 2 more minutes to make the cheese melt

8

Cool to room temperature, then serve.

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