For merienda, we either have popcorn or banana cue or bread from the nearest bakery. I thought a few months of eating this was finally enough so yesterday I decided to make something different – puto!
Making puto is so simple and easy. That’s what I found out. Just take a look at its ingredients. These are the things you can find readily available in your cupboard or if one or two are missing, you can just drop by your nearby store to buy.
1 cup flour
eggwhite from 4 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder (not baking soda like in the picture)
1/4 cup evaporated milk
5 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup softened butter
About thirty minutes before you start, make sure to take out your butter from the fridge to soften it.
Combine flour, baking soda, 3 tablespoons sugar, and evaporated milk and mix thoroughly. Here’s Z mixing the batter.
Separate the eggwhite from the eggs.
With a wire whisk or fork, beat it until soft peaks form. Soft peaks look like this:
Actually, the real soft peaks should look like this when done in a mixer but I don’t have a mixer so that’s the best we could do. haha!
Add the remaining sugar and mix into egg white.
Mix the egg white mixture and the batter carefully. Avoid bursting the bubbles because this is what will make your puto fluffy.
Pour the mixture into your mold. We don’t have that aluminum mold so we used plastic cups instead. Fill it until it’s 3/4 full.
And for the best part, add two slices of cheese on top.
Steam for a few minutes. Serve. Makes about 30 small puto.
Here’s the finished product.