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submitted by:  Tina Young
Category: [Philippines]  | [Dessert]
                   [Philippines]  | [Bread, Rolls, Muffins]

1-1/3 cup flour
2-1/2 tablespoon butter
2/3 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup Evaporated Milk
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup of Edam cheese

Yield:  1 dozen Puto

1.  Mix flour, sugar and baking powder together in a bowl.
2.  In a separate bowl, beat eggs, add milk and water.  Mix together.
3.  Fold dry mixture into the egg mixture.
4.  Pour batter into muffin tins 2/3 way full.
5.  Sprinkle cheese on top of batter.

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Grease muffin tins.  Put muffin pan into a large pan.
3.  Pour boiling water into the large pan until water reaches half the sides of the muffin tray.
4.  Puto is ready when toothpick inserted into the muffin comes out clean.

Contributor's comments:

Once in a while, I get really nostalgic for breakfast food from home, such as puto, ensaimada, champurrado......    During a recent trip back home, I asked around for Puto recipes to try.  Here is my favourite.  The above recipe was tweaked for North America, instead of using banana leaves, you can line your muffin tin with paper cups. 
 Instead of rice flour, the recipe calls for all-purpose flour.

Puto is usually cooked with a steamer.  To improvise, this recipe uses a large pan to contain the muffin tin, and water around the muffin tin provides moisture during cooking.