Puto is a type of steamed rice cake usually served as a snack or an accompaniment to savory dishes such as dinuguan or pancit in Philippine cuisine and believed is to be derived from the Kerala dish puttu.
Cheese Puto Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/4 tablespoons baking powder
2 cups water
1 cup evaporated milk
1 medium egg
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
36 pieces cheddar cheese, cubed
How to Make Cheese Puto
Sift together flour, sugar, and baking powder in a bowl. Set aside.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in wet ingredients. Mix just until combined.
Spoon batter into 1-ounce muffin tins until 3/4 full. Steam for 10 minutes.
Place a piece of cubed cheese onto the top of each puto and steam an additional 1 minute until the cheese is slightly melted. Remove from steamer and cool. Serve.