Puto de Ube

PUTO is a kind of steamed rice cake in Philippine cuisine. It is eaten as is or with butter and/or grated fresh coconut or as accompaniment to a number of savory dishes for breakfast (most notably, with dinuguan).


(To make about 25 puto ube.)

  • 4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. baking powder
  • 2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp. ube essence flavor/tint
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 piece egg, beaten
  • cheddar cheese, cut into strips for topping
  • salted egg, cut into strips for topping

Cooking Procedure:

  1. In a big bowl, sift all purpose flour, baking powder and sugar.
  2. Slowly whisk and blend in water, milk, egg and ube essence until fully blended.
  3. Fill the cupcake moulds with batter to nearly full.
  4. Top with strips of cheese and/or salted egg.
  5. Repeat the process for the rest of the cupcake moulds.
  6. Arrange filled moulds in a steamer, place cheesecloth in between each tray to avoid water drips.
  7. Put enough water and 1 tbsp of vinegar on the steamer and steam for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Remove from tray and mould.
  9. Serve.
  10. Share & Enjoy

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