Thursday, 17 July 2014


I am running out of idea what to prepare for my gal's breakfast.  Since she like the Yema Cake which has cheese on it.  I decided to try this Puto, a steam cake that is enjoy by many Filipinos.  

Hopefully she will like it.

Findings: I seldom add so much colouring to food that I feed kids and this time round, I was too heavy handed.  Thus I will reduce this to 2 drops of colouring rather than 3 drops next time.

I will also add cheese after Puto is cooked rather than then 15 sec before steaming time as my cheese melted.  

Source: Pinay Cooking Lessons

What you need:

140g plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
100g sugar
¼ tsp salt
1 eggs
26g melted butter
208g water

red, green and purple food color (colour of your choice)


Put all the dry ingredients together in a big mixing bowl and mix well.

Add water and mix well.

Add in egg and melted butter and mixed thoroughly.  Strain.

Divide into 3 parts.  Colour of your choice.  Mix until colour blended.

Greased pan with melted butter.

Pour batter ¾ full.

Wrap steamer cover with cloth.

Steam for 15 min on medium heat.

Remove pan from steamer and add cheese on top of the puto.  Let it cool for a few mins and then remove.

Note: Puto is done when it is shiny or the toothpick comes out clean.

I'm submitting this to Asian Food Fest Philippines hosted by The Sweet Spot.



  1. these are still nice pastel colours though Edith.. i wouldn't mind them for breaky too

  2. very nice pastel colours though Kimmy... i wouldn't mind them for breaky


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