Puto is a delicacy and a favorite amongst Filipinos. It is a soft and fluffy rice cake, and is usually eaten as a midday snack (aka ‘meryenda’). It can be eaten on its own or as a side for savory dishes, such as pancit or dinuguan.
- 1 cup (160g) – rice flour
- ½ cup (105g) – granulated sugar
- 1 ½ tsp – baking powder
- ¼ tsp – salt
- 1 cup (240ml) – soymilk
- 1 tablespoon – ube extract (optional)
- Silicone cupcake molds
- Steamer pot/basket
- In a large bowl, whisk together all the ingredients. Cover and set in the fridge to rest for 1 hour. This will help the texture of the puto.
- While you wait, prep your steaming pot or basket. In the bottom part of the steamer, add water and bring to a boil. Pour the puto batter into the molds, and carefully arrange them on the steamer basket. Do not overcrowd the basket.
- Cover and let the them steam for about 10 – 15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Carefully remove the puto from the steamer basket and allow it to cool completely. Then gently remove them from the molds, and enjoy!