Snack of the Day: Puto

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.

puto ingredients


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.

egg white

With a wire whisk or fork, beat it until soft peaks form. Soft peaks look like this:

egg white soft peaks

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.




Happy merienda!

52 thoughts on “Snack of the Day: Puto

  1. zelmarq

    Wow, wish I could have a cute assistant like this cute guy, well, maybe in God’s time, He will find the perfect mate for me. This cute assistant was able to make lovely putos. Have a nice day.

  2. yuuki

    making puto with your son makes it bonding time too plus the puto looks yummy and the cheese is big and real (not like the store-bought)…

  3. anygen

    Thank you for sharing on how to this puto sis. I’ve been missing this, no puto here in Norway. Surely will try this one someday!… Your son is very helpful in making this puto..Yum..

  4. Krizza

    Hi Paula! Making puto looks easy using your recipe. I never tried making one but after seeing here, I am tempted to make one by myself. Copied your recipe! Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. Pearl

    Your puto look so yummy! and it also looks easy so make :-) Hope I can do it for my family one of these days. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the step-by-step photos :-)

  6. allan

    I want to cook this one too but I did know how to do it. Thanks for this one.
    My sister made puto during Matt’s bday. But she included the egg yolks. I guess this is another way or variety of puto. hehehe.
    Ilove the cheese as well as salted eggs as toppings.

  7. Chinmay

    Brilliant and mouth watering! A cute family operation! I’ll definitely take up this new recipe with a unique name ‘Puto’ with my wife!

  8. Mona

    Wow, you have future chef pala .. Its easy lang pala to make puto, pa copy sis ng recipe ha will try this soon .. thanks, yum yum!

  9. otay

    wow bonding time, how i wish malaki na baby ko para mkatulong din sa kin. I have a special puto recipe passed from my lola. yum yum

  10. Bonzenti | Con tour Blog

    Actually Ms. Pau, my wife hadn’t tried to bake cheese puto. But everytime we have a special occasion, we usually ordered a 100 pieces from my wife’s bestfriend. We will try to bake this one since we just started collecting the Yogurt cups. Thanks for sharing it.

  11. Sumi

    Wow! I didn’t know making puto is that easy! We always just buy puto when we’re craving for some. Thanks for sharing this recipe. We’ll definitely be trying this out!

  12. Lalah

    I wish I have the talent to cook. I made a resolution this year that I would learn how and it’s already half of the year and I didn’t get to make anything. Bookmarking this for future use.

  13. musings on meanderings

    puto is one of my absolute favorites. it was timely i came across this post while i was searching for recipes online. hopefully i get to make some at home very soon. by the way, what can you recommend if i do not have a steamer in my kitchen? ;)

  14. Mylene

    I am glad to find out the ingredients for puto because I’m using Magnolia’s Puto mix and for two consecutive months now, the mix is out of stock so I could not prepare puto my daughter.

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