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.