A Philippine favorite. Sprinkle with grated cheese on top, and enjoy hot or cold.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Mix together the cake flour, sugar and baking powder. Pour in the water and evaporated milk and stir well. Mix in the eggs and butter or margarine.

  • Pour the mixture into molds or muffin pans. Find a baking pan that your muffin pan will comfortable fit in. Pull the oven rack out a little (perhaps 1/4 out of the oven) and place the baking pan (with the muffin pan inside it) on the rack. VERY CAREFULLY pour about 4 cups of hot tap water into the baking pan which holds the muffin pan. Then VERY SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY slide the rack completely into the oven.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Be VERY CAREFUL not to burn your hands with hot water or steam when you remove the muffins from the oven. Top with grated cheese.

Nutrition Facts

181 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 24.1g 8% DV; fat 8.6g 13% DV; cholesterol 17mg 6% DV; sodium 235.7mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2003
Following the ridiculously simple recipe, I turned out a batch of puto that I could not keep away from friends. They were a hit. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/12/2008
These weren't done in 15 minutes like the recipe states...they were not even done in 30 minutes! The middle of each one was caved in and fell apart when I tried to remove them from the pan. Read More
(11)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2003
Following the ridiculously simple recipe, I turned out a batch of puto that I could not keep away from friends. They were a hit. Read More
(41)
Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2007
I LOVED the flavor of these but they were SO crumly I couldn't get them out of the pan they just fell apart. Any ideas as to what I did wrong??? Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2003
Really easy to make! It's a bit sweet though so I recommend using just 1 cup of sugar. The end result is really crumbly which makes it very different from the real puto but the level of difficulty makes up for its' texture. Worth baking again but in a smaller batch. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/11/2008
These weren't done in 15 minutes like the recipe states...they were not even done in 30 minutes! The middle of each one was caved in and fell apart when I tried to remove them from the pan. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2007
my mum usually makes this recipe and steams it instead i find it usually keeps the cake moist (but u need to remove it from the tin before it cools otherwise it sticks)....by steaming it...normal milk was used instead of evaporated. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2003
Easy and tasty...Just like mom used to make...my kids requested I make it for their bday cake! Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2011
Followed the directions completely save for the fact that I used regular flour not cake flour. They turned out beautifully and my husband couldn't get enough of them--neither could I! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/03/2009
This is a good recipe. Following the instructions I baked half of the mix resulting in dry crumbly puto. However the steamed version in mini muffin pans was a success. I'm still missing the lightness reminiscent of puto back home and will try a recipe that calls for rice flour instead. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2012
A nice Filipino Sweet Bread. I read up on it online before making and learned that cheese is served on top and with HB eggs on side sometimes. Yes more cooking time was needed/ use your cake testers. Yes it was hard to get out of pan. And there was some good steaming going on. Will try again but maybe grease/nonstick spray the loaf or muffin pans first. In the end a nice ethnic food and the cheese on top was not bad with a sweet bread. Read More
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