Puto bread

    25 mins

    A Philippine favorite. Sprinkle with grated cheese on top, and enjoy hot or cold. Note: this recipe involves baking the little cakes with the muffin tin standing in a tray of hot water - so not suitable to try with kids.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 340g plain flour
    • 250g white sugar
    • 2 tablespoons baking powder
    • 125ml evaporated milk
    • 250ml water
    • 2 eggs
    • 250g margarine or butter, softened

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
    2. Mix together the flour, sugar and baking powder. Pour in the water and evaporated milk and stir well. Mix in the eggs and butter or margarine.
    3. Pour the mixture into muffin tins lined with baking cups. Find a baking tray that your muffin tins will comfortably fit in. Pull the oven rack out a little - approx 1/4 out of the oven - and place the baking tray (with the muffin tin inside it) on the rack. Very carefully pour about 1L of hot tap water into the baking tray. Then very slowly and carefully slide the rack completely into the oven.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean. Be very careful not to burn your hands with hot water or steam when you remove the muffins from the oven. Top with grated cheese.

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    Very simple and easy recipe. Texture is moist and fluffy. Love it !!  -  04 Aug 2012


    Following the ridiculously simple recipe, I turned out a batch of puto that I could not keep away from friends. They were a hit.  -  01 Aug 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I LOVED the flavor of these, but they were SO crumly I couldn't get them out of the pan, they just fell apart. Any ideas as to what I did wrong???  -  19 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)