Puto Cheese is like a bite-sized cupcake. It is usually topped with cheese and cook by steaming. Many Filipinos love this because of its nice taste and very easy to make. It is usually served at breakfast or as a snack and is often prepared for festive occasions such as Christmas and New Years.
How to make Puto Cheese?
- 2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
- 1 cup granulated sugar, sifted
- 1 tbsp baking powder, sifted
- 3/4 cup evaporated milk
- 4 tbsp butter, softened
- cheddar cheese, sliced
- 1 cup water
- 1 egg
- Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder into a mixing bowl. Mix until it’s well-combined.
- Add the egg, softened butter, evaporated milk, and water. Mix until it’s smooth with no lumps.
- Fill the silicon molders 3/4 full with the mixture. And prepare your steamer.
- Carefully transfer the molds into the steamer. Make sure the cups don’t touch the edges.
- Cover the lid with a cloth, to absorb the vapor.
- Steam the puto over a very low heat for 11 minutes. If you’re not using silicone molds, steam them longer.
- One minute before the puto has finished steaming, place the cheese over the top.
- Continue to steam, until the cheese is melted slightly. (Note: If you’re not using a quick melt cheese, place the cheese together with the mixture on the mold before putting on the steamer.)
- You will know it’s done when an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove the molds from the steamer. Allow the puto to cool, remove them from the silicone molds, then serve.
- Share and happy eating!
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