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. These have the perfect amount of sweetness, so you can eat a bunch and not get sugar wasted!
Puto is definitely a childhood favorite of mine. I have memories of my mother buying these for my brother and I after school. I would constantly munch on them because they are just so good and addicting. Since moving to the states, I have less access to Filipino food. So, as per usual, I had to learn how to make it!
Luckily enough, my husband has experience making these (He is half Filipino). All we had to do was tweak the recipe to make it perfect! My husband and I made two versions, a plain one and my favorite, ube (purple yam). He prefers the plain one, but I just love the ube version. Ube makes it just tastes so much better!
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