Puto is the Filipino version of a steamed rice cake. It’s served as snack or as an accompaniment to dishes such as Pancit (noodles) or Dinuguan (a savory stew simmered in pork blood). Its bland flavor compliments the rich taste of many Filipino dishes.
Puto Cheese is an all-time favorite Filipino snack. You can pair it with our Lemon Grass Ginger Iced Tea for a healthy and refreshing summer treat!
This is my version of Puto Cheese.
1 Cup Sugar
1 Tbsp. Baking Powder
½ Cup Water
6 oz. Can Evaporated Milk
2 Tbsp. Butter, melted
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
1-1 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
Prepare lower part of steamer with water and bring to a boil.
In a bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder and mix well.
Add eggs one at a time using an electric mixer, beating after each addition.
Add milk and beat until smooth.
Add water and continue to beat until batter is thin and smooth.
Add butter and vanilla extract.
Stir until well blended
Then add ¾ of the cheese and stir until combined.
Fill molds with batter up to ¾ full.
Arrange molds in a single layer on steamer rack and place over steamer.
Lower heat to medium and steam for about 8 to 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Turn off heat and top each puto with the remaining ¼ cup of cheese.
Cover for about 1 minute to allow cheese to melt.
Allow to slightly cool before removing from molds.
Serve, Share and Enjoy.