Sunday, June 3, 2012

Food Share: Steamed Puto Cheese (Steamed Filipino Muffin)

There are a lot of my Filipino food that I miss so much and so the other day I searched for a puto cheese recipe something that is quick and still reminds me of home. Although the traditional Filipino Puto Cheese is made out of rice flour, which I don't have, I chose this quick and easy recipe that I found online instead. Of course you can use all-purpose flour as well. This is how it's made. 

 Steamed Puto Cheese (Steamed Filipino Muffin)

Thanks to my wonderful husband for the digital steamer that he got me for Christmas. I was pregnant with my second one last year when I told him that I want an early Christmas present (it was October when I told him)- a digital steamer, so I can practise making Steamed Buns or siopao. I love this thing! It cooks really fast.

by: Pinoy Food Recipes

-- 3 cups Bisquick
-- 1 1/2 cups sugar
-- 1 cup fresh milk (I used Evaporated milk instead)
-- 3 eggs
-- 4 Tbsp. butter or margarine
-- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
-- sliced cheese of your choice or cheddar cheese
-- water


1. In a saucepan or microwave, melt the butter.

2. In a big bowl, combine all the ingredients except cheese and water. Mix well either using a ladle by hand or a mixer, but take note do not mix thoroughly or else the batter can be lumpy. 

3. Grease puto molds or ramekins for use in a steamer. Pour or fill the mixture in the prepared molds 2/3 of the way up with the batter and top with shredded cheese. 

4. Fill the wok or a saucepan that will hold a steamer basket with the a few inches of water. Bring the water to a boil over a medium-high heat. Place the molds into a steamer basket and place over the boiling water and cover. 

(Since I got a digital steamer as a Christmas gift, I used that one instead and it was fast cooking. Also, I didn't get to buy puto molds so I used the foil cupcake cup instead and it held its shape okay.)

5. Steam the puto in a steamer for 15 minutes or until it has rose like cake. Continue to cook puto until there is no more batter and the toothpick comes out clean when you poke the cake. Enjoy! 

Here is my young man always in the kitchen with me whenever I am baking. He loves to mix, pour and whisk. Maybe he will have his own bakery someday? Thank you my little man.


  1. that looks really delicious and it! i am using pancake mix to make the batter then just add cheese on top and steamed. nice to have little helper sometimes, hehehe! visiting from FTF, hope to see you around. thanks and have a great week. :)

  2. yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm this puto cheese looks very delish Momi Adin :-) nigutom na noon ko :-) Salamat pud sa recipe :-) Dropping by from BPC.

  3. ay kalami ana. ayo kay naa kay hulmahan. di man ko kmao himo ana maong palit nlng hehehhe.

    mine is up see u there :)

  4. Love ko din ang puto tapos maraming cheese! =)

  5. Yum yum! Ayan namn pala may little baker kang nakakatulong sa mga baking mo! hehe!

  6. Oh, thank's for the recipe. Hahay, never pa gyud ko kaluto ug puto since naabot ko danhi sa USA:(

    Visiting for 155/ 366- hope you can stop by:)

  7. hmmmm yummy! that looks like easy to make mommy Adin, but i prefer the ready mix in a box. hehehe.. tamad man gud ko ba. toinkz.

  8. very yummy jud na mommy Adin! I wish to have a steamer one day too para makaluto ko ug puto cheese :-)

    Visiting for BPC!

  9. yumyum! i want to make that too! have to find the that kind of steamer first :)

  10. just dropping back to do my bpc rounds mommy :) nice to know you have the blue irises in your yard. love those royal blue colors.

  11. Mommy Adin sige man ko luto ug puto cheese pero wala pa ko ka try aning Bisquick. I wonder kong lagi sila ug taste. All purpose flour ra man ni akoa. I may have to try your recipe. :) BPC hopping from

  12. yummm!! i don't know how to make puto cheese but good thing there are ready-to-cook puto cheese available in the grocery stores. so i just buy them and all i have to do is add water and then steam! hehehe... ngita jud og sayon! late bpc hop here mommy!

  13. I always use rice flour when I make puto cheese kay daghan man baligya nga rice flour sa Asian Store diri. But the very first time I did, back in IL pa mi, Bisquick was the quickest solution pud. You surely seem to have an aspiring Baker out there, Mommy Adin! Yay! :)

    BPC 155 hop here! :)


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