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Filipino puto recipe (puto cheese)

This puto recipe (or puto cheese) has been a frequent sight during festivities in the Philippines. It's also a common snack in households. Just like the bibingka, it's already considered a Filipino food. Check out my special recipe!
Course Snack
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Cheese, Puto
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 36 pcs
Calories 123kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $5


  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 11/4 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp refined salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 large fresh egg
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup butter unsalted and melted
  • 36 pieces cheese cubes ( for toppings) Cheddar or Edame
  • Food coloring (optional) yellow


  • Sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt) into a bowl. Make sure they're thoroughly sifted. Set aside.
  • Beat the egg, then add the evaporated milk, vanilla extract, and water. Mix thoroughly.
  • Make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients. Then pour the wet ingredients into the hole and mix continuously.
  • Mix thoroughly until the texture is smooth and soft and all lumps are gone.
  • If you opt for food coloring, separate the mixture, then add the color (and essence/flavor). Mix well.
  • Pour into your desired mold until it's 3/4 of the way full.
  • Place in a steamer and cook for 10-12 minutes and remove the puto.
  • Now add one cheese cube on top of each cake and steam for an additional minute or two.
  • Remove from the steamer and let it cool.
  • Serve with dinuguan (optional).


Calories: 123kcal