Hey guys today we're going to be making Filipino Puto! Puto is a steamed rice cake that's super easy to make and even easier to gobble up! To make Puto, we're first going to mix together all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl Start by adding in half a cup of all-purpose flour, half a cup of rice flour, half a cup of sugar, three teaspoons of baking powder and 1/8 of a teaspoon of salt
Using a whisk, thoroughly mix everything together Afterwards, it's time to add all the wet ingredients Go ahead and pour in 3/4 cup of milk, 1/4 cup of buttermilk and one teaspoon of vanilla extract Then add in one egg white This was totally not planned, but our egg ended up being twins! Although it made it a little harder to separate the egg whites
Then just whisk all your ingredients together until everything is fully incorporated At this point, you'll want to prepare your steamer tray Take a piece of cheesecloth large enough to cover most of the surface of your steamer tray and place it in if you're planning to steam multiple stacked trays of Puto This will help prevent water from building up and dripping on them Next it's time to start filling your Puto molds or any other small pastry mold
Fill each mold and make sure not to fill them completely to the brim so that they have room to puff up You have the option of putting a cooking spray into each mold to help them release easily later We ended up not greasing ours because we found that when we did, our Puto looked deflated instead of having a nice rounded top If you might have any tips or tricks on that, let us know in the comments below Once you're done, you'll want to prepare the lid for your steamer
Take a cloth and wrap it around your lid like so And then attach clips at the top to prevent the cloth from falling off Similar to the purpose of the cheesecloth from earlier, this cloth will prevent the water that builds up in the inside of the lid from dripping on top of your Puto as they're steaming During the time you're making the Puto batter, we highly recommend boiling the water for your steamer at the same time, so that it's ready to go by the time you place your Puto in Place the lid on top
And allow it to steam for 14 minutes When your Puto are done, double check to see if they're fully cooked by sticking a toothpick in a few of them Otherwise you may have to steam them for an extra minute or two Now all you have to do is release them from their molds If you greased your molds, it should be fairly easy
If not, you might need to gently release them with a toothpick But anyways, you're done! Puto can be eaten by itself as a snack or with other Filipino dishes like Pancit or Dinuguan These Puto turned out super fluffy! It's talagang tasty!