Puto Cheese (Steamed Rice Cake with Cheese)

Puto Cheese (Steamed Rice Cake with Cheese)

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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.

 

Ingredients:

1 Cup Sugar

3 Eggs

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

 

Directions:

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.

Puto Cheese (Steamed Rice Cake with Cheese) Recipe!!!
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Instructions
  1. Prepare lower part of steamer with water and bring to a boil.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder and mix well.
  3. Add eggs one at a time using an electric mixer, beating after each addition.
  4. Add milk and beat until smooth.
  5. Add water and continue to beat until batter is thin and smooth.
  6. Add butter and vanilla extract.
  7. Stir until well blended
  8. Then add ¾ of the cheese and stir until combined.
  9. Fill molds with batter up to ¾ full.
  10. Arrange molds in a single layer on steamer rack and place over steamer.
  11. Lower heat to medium and steam puto for about 8 to 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  12. Turn off heat and top each puto with the remaining ¼ cup of cheese.
  13. Cover for about 1 minute to allow cheese to melt.
  14. Allow to slightly cool before removing from molds.
  15. Serve, Share and Enjoy.
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Double Double Chocolate Brownies

Double Double Chocolate Brownies

Double Double Chocolate Brownies

Brownies are one of our favorite treats.  They’re are go to food whenever we have a craving for chocolate!  Most of the time we use brownie mixes to bake up a batch, but there’s no better brownies than those made from scratch, and the best ones are these Double Double Chocolate Brownies!

They’re made with 4 types of chocolate with real creamy butter, there’s no skimping on these brownies.  I use the best chocolates I can find, usually Valrhona when I can find it, if not Gharardelli and Guittard work well too.  Bake some today, you’re sure to love them!

Ingredients:

Double Double Chocolate Brownies
1 cup unsalted butter
4 squares Valrhona or Ghirardelli unsweetened baking chocolate (or the best quality brand you can find)
3 tbls.  unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 cup Ghirardelli white chocolate chips (or the best premium brand you can find)
1 cup Ghirardelli or Guittard semi-sweet chocolate chips (or the best quality brand you can find)
cooking spray
Directions:
1.  Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray.
2.  Place butter and baking chocolate in microwave safe bowl.  Microwave about 2 minutes or until melted.  Check and stir the mixture after 2 minutes, if it’s not completely melted return to microwave for 30 second until melted.  Stir mixture every 30 seconds between microwaving to prevent chocolate from burning and butter from separating.  Set aside to cool.
3.  Sift together cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and salt.
4.  In another mixing bowl beat eggs and sugar together until creamy.
5.  Stir in vanilla extract and cooled chocolate mixture.
6.  Add dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
7.  Pour into baking pan and sprinkle white and semi-sweet chips over all.
8.  Bake for 30 minutes or until center is set and tester comes out clean.
9.  Remove from oven and allow to cool before cutting into squares.
Double Double Chocolate Brownies
Double Double Chocolate Brownies
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9x13 Pan 20 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
9x13 Pan 20 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Double Double Chocolate Brownies
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9x13 Pan 20 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
9x13 Pan 20 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Pan
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place butter and baking chocolate in microwave safe bowl. Microwave about 2 minutes or until melted. Check and stir the mixture after 2 minutes, if it's not completely melted return to microwave for 30 second until melted. Stir mixture every 30 seconds between microwaving to prevent chocolate from burning and butter from separating. Set aside to cool.
  3. Sift together cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In another mixing bowl beat eggs and sugar together until creamy.
  5. Stir in vanilla extract and cooled chocolate mixture.
  6. Add dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  7. Pour into baking pan and sprinkle white and semi-sweet chips over all.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until center is set and tester comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool before cutting into squares.
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The Best Chocolate Chip Blondies

The Best Chocolate Chip Blondies

Chocolate Chip Blondies

Recently I had a sweet craving, I wanted something like a brownie without out too much chocolate.
I decided I’d try my hand at baking blondies.  I’d never done this before and I didn’t have a recipe, but I figured it can’t be too difficult to come up with my own recipe, after all a blondie is just like a brownie without the cocoa powder, right?

I tweaked my favorite brownie recipe and ended up with these delicious Chocolate Chip Blondies.
They are so good I had to hide them from my cousin and the grandsons so that there’d be some for my son and his wife to try.  I even found my husband, a self proclaimed chocolate hater (weird I know, who doesn’t like chocolate? unheard of in my world!), standing at the kitchen counter munching on these yummy squares.  He managed to eat half the plate, so much for hating chocolate!

Here’s the recipe!

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup Ghirardelli White Chocolate Chips
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 cup Ghirardelli or Guittard Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
cooking spray

Directions:

1.  Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray.

2.  Place butter and white chocolate chips in a microwave bowl and melt in the microwave for 2 minutes.  Remove and stir to melt the chips.  If chips aren’t fully melted return to the microwave for 30 seconds and stir again.  Continue to microwave in 30 seconds intervals until fully melted.  Check and stir the mixture every 30 seconds to keep the chips from burning and the butter from separating.
If the chips start turning brown and have a “funny” smell they are starting to burn, this is a waste because there’s nothing you can do to fix it; so be careful to not let it get to this stage!

3.  Set butter mixture aside to cool.

4.  Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.

5.  In another bowl beat eggs and sugar until creamy.

6.  Stir in vanilla extract and butter mixture.

7.  Stir in dry ingredients until just combined.

8.  Pour into prepared baking pan and bake for 30 minutes or until center is set and tester comes out clean.

9.  Remove from oven and cool before cutting into squares.

The Best Chocolate Chip Blondies
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1 9 x 13 pan 20 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 9 x 13 pan 20 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
The Best Chocolate Chip Blondies
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
1 9 x 13 pan 20 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 9 x 13 pan 20 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: 9 x 13 pan
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place butter and white chocolate chips in a microwave bowl and melt in the microwave for 2 minutes. Remove and stir to melt the chips. If chips aren't fully melted return to the microwave for 30 seconds and stir again. Continue to microwave in 30 seconds intervals until fully melted. Check and stir the mixture every 30 seconds to keep the chips from burning and the butter from separating. If the chips start turning brown and have a "funny" smell they are starting to burn, this is a waste because there's nothing you can do to fix it; so be careful to not let it get to this stage!
  3. Set butter mixture aside to cool.
  4. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. In another bowl beat eggs and sugar until creamy.
  6. Stir in vanilla extract and butter mixture.
  7. Stir in dry ingredients until just combined.
  8. Pour into prepared baking pan and bake for 30 minutes or until center is set and tester comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and cool before cutting into squares.
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