Saturday, June 16, 2007

Steamed Muffins (Puto Bread)


My grandma used to cook the best Filipino foods. Although I know she's with me in spirit, I miss her.... and all her cooking. Sad thing is that I don't remember some of the names of the foods. I just remember how they looked and how good they tasted. I tried a recipe that I found on Allrecipes.com, called Chinky's Puto Bread, by Chinky Viola. Super easy and yummy!

2 3/4 cups cake flour
1 1/4 cups white sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 cup water
2 eggs
1 cup margarine, softened

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Mix cake flour, sugar and baking powder together. Pour in the water and evaporated milk and stir well. Mix in the eggs and butter.

Pour the mixture into molds or muffin pans. (I used small bite size muffin pans). Find a baking pan that your muffin pan will comfortably fit in. Place the baking pan on the oven rack. Carefully pour hot tap water into the baking pan holding the muffin pan.

Bake for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean. CAUTION: Be extremely careful not to burn your hands with the hot water or steam when you remove the pan out of the oven.
(Optional: top with grated cheese).

If you'd like to see the recipe on allrecipes.com, click here, Chinky's Puto Bread. I've tried a bunch of recipes on allrecipes.com, there are so many! This site has been a life saver when I need to cook something quick - especially with 3 hearty eating boys at home!

Enjoy!

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4 comments:

Jen said...

Yumm-O!!! I love eating Puto - but sometimes it can be a little too bland on days that I want something richer. Oh, my mom them would love these though!!!

Hey, thanks for stopping by n' commenting. You left such a sweet message. I'm so honored to have inspired you some. Thank you also for adding me to your blogroll - I'm going to add you to my "Blog Sistahz" list. Yes, please do jump on in and take the challenge anytime. I'm trying to do it everyweek, so that I can create as well. Before blogging - there wasn't much that prompted me to create, but now, it's like I'm doing something at least every week - thank goodness, cause I've got a lot of stuffs to USE!!!

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Take Care!!!

Hugs n' Aloha,
Jen

Vicki C said...

Thanks for checking out my blog! I'm so glad .. now I can see yours! Beautiful work! I love the story behind your blog name.
I love when people share recipies...this one look yummy!
Vicki

Tina Abril said...

Thanks, El. Rob and the kids will sure appreciate the recipe. They look delicious, and I know they taste delicious, too.

Jovita said...

They look yummy and thanks for sharing the recipe ~ Jovi