Are you craving for Puto in the middle of the night? Or are you just browsing through social media and all of a sudden, your cravings for a freshly made Puto arises? Well, it doesn’t matter because Puto is always delicious any time of the day!
Puto is basically the “Filipino Rice Cake”. All over the world, especially in Asia, each country has its own version of the rice cake. For example, in Myanmar, they have a staple food called Mont, which is made with various types of rice, rice flour, and glutinous rice. On the other hand, Cambodia also has the Ansom Chek and Num Kom. Ansom Chek is a banana leaf sticky rice cake traditionally served during the Bun Pchum Ben or “Ancestors Day”. While Num Kom is a steamed sweet sticky rice flour cake filled with palm sugar, grated coconut, and sesame seeds, yum!
As you can see, we could go all day talking about the different versions of rice cakes around the world! China has its own, Japan, India, Indonesia, and many more. But there’s always that one version that is very close to our hearts being Filipinos. Of course, it’s no other than the good ol’ Puto.
Growing up, many of us might have encountered hearing that funny horn every morning which follows a distinct melody. Come on, I know you know what I’m talking about! It’s Kuya selling our favorite rice cakes, Puto and Kutsinta (Brown Rice Cake)! Nothing beats that awesome breakfast during the weekends. But did you know that in our country alone, there are already tons of other versions of the Puto available? It seems like in every province that you visit, a unique version of this traditional Filipino rice cake is always available! There’s Puto Calasiao, Puto Bumbong, Tupig, Kiping, and a lot more. You gotta give it to the creativity of Filipinos.
Alright, alright. I know that you’re already drooling for some Puto right now. So, let’s get started. The best thing about Puto is that it’s relatively easy to make. Moreover, its ingredients can also be found in anyone’s kitchen at any time!
Oh, and before I forget. There’s kind of an existing debate whether what special ingredient goes better for making Puto. Is it better with cheese, or the salted egg? To end the debate once and for all, we’ll be teaching you How to Make Puto Cheese with Salted Eggs!
Puto Cheese with Salted Egg Recipe
Just like what we’ve mentioned earlier, this recipe is very easy and the ingredients are all easy to find as well! But don’t be confused, okay? I know it’s called “Rice Cake”, but today we will only be using the regular all-purpose flour. After all, we all have that at home!
Alright, so in this recipe, we will be needing twelve (12) different ingredients, all of which can be easily bought at the nearest supermarket or sari-sari store. The basic ingredients are flour, sugar, baking powder, eggs, powdered milk, water, butter, and salt. We will also be using a little bit of vanilla to level up the flavor of our puto. Most importantly, to make out puto even more special, we will need salted eggs and cheese!
Oh, and before I forget, you’ll also be needing molding cups and paper liners. Of course, you’ll be needing that once you’re already at the cooking part. So, the ingredients aren’t too hard to find, right? Don’t worry, the preparation is also a piece of cake, rice cake actually, — ha, got you!
Basically, you’ll just be mixing and combining the dry ingredients thoroughly until you reach the desired consistency. After that, simply pour the mix into the molding cups, arrange them, put the special toppings (cheese and salted eggs) on top, and place them into the steamer. Let them cook for 10 minutes and — voila! You successfully cooked a homemade special Puto Cheese with Salted Egg!
Easy, right? It’s really something you can make whenever you want to. As I said in the beginning, the puto can be served as a snack any time of the day. To satisfy your cravings even further, try preparing a plate of Pancit Canton and an ice-cold cup of Coca-Cola to match your Puto. Now that’s what I’m talking about!
So, there you have it! I bet you never thought making our very own Puto can be so easy, right? Of course, you can always be creative. Go ahead and put as much extra cheese as you like! It’s your own taste after all. Don’t forget to follow Panlasang Pinoy Recipes for more!
- 2 cups Flour
- 1 cup Sugar
- 2 tbsp Baking powder
- 1 pc. Eggs
- 1 cup powder milk
- 1 cup Water
- 1⁄4 cup Butter (melted)
- 1 tbsp. Vanilla
- ½ tsp. of Salt
- 3 pcs. Salted eggs (for toppings)
- 1⁄2 pack Cheese (for topping)
- Molding Cups and paper liner
- In a mixing bowl, put the flour, sugar, powdered milk, salt and baking powder. Mix well.
- Put the eggs, melted butter and vanilla. Mix well.
- Add water gradually. Mix well.
- Strain the puto mixture. Set aside
- Fill the molder cup with a paper liner of puto mixture.
- Arrange into a steamer and put the sliced cheese and salted eggs on top.
- Steam for 10 minutes.
- Check the puto if already cooked.
- Serve and enjoy!