There is nothing like freshly baked puto right out of your steamer I always thought puto has to be made always with rice flour. The best texture and taste is using rice flour but I am sure some of my readers overseas appreciate a puto recipe without using rice flour but instead just the plain all-purpose flour. However, you can use rice flour if you can grind some. puto

Here is what you need:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons white sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons evaporated milk
4 egg whites
2 tablespoons sugar (for the egg whites)


1. Cream shortening. When fluffy, add the 3 tablespoons sugar.

2. Add the dry ingredients together (flour and baking powder) together and add alternately with the 6 tablespoons milk to the creamed mixture. Set aside.

3. In another mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stuff. Add 2 tablespoons sugar to keep the air in the beaten eggwhites.

4. Fold the eggwhites to the mixture in number 2.

5. Pour into muffin molds.

6. Steam for 20 minutes or until done.

7. Top with a few anis seeds for flavor. Serve hot or cold.

19 thoughts on “Puto

  1. Mikky

    never made puto in my entire life… this is a definite must-try… thanks for sharing… 🙂

  2. Mikky

    i love puto… haven’t tried making them though… i think it’s about time i do… thanks for sharing your recipe… 🙂

  3. Van

    Is it ok to use giniling na bigas instead if all purpose flour?

  4. melle

    masarap tignan ang puto, masarap gawin kayalang bakit walang recipe n nakalagay pano ko maluluto

  5. mary grace

    Thanks for sharing your recipe! My recipe is so easy to follow maybe you should try it too..

    5 cups self rising flour
    2 cups white sugar
    1 can coconut milk
    2 cups of milk (i prefer 2% milk)
    grated cheese (optional)


    Mix all the ingredients (flour,sugar,coconut milk,milk) until thicken
    pour it in the molder
    Steam it for about 15-20 minutes until done
    Add grated cheese on top


  6. marissa r

    anong klaseng bigas ang dapat gilingin para sa puto. is it jasmine, milagrosa, calrose? whats the perfect kind.

    thanks, I appreciate.

  7. Lucy

    Am wondering why you need egg? My mom used to cook rice puto without any egg and its really delicious… I can´t seem to understand you need to put egg hhhmm…

  8. Cecile Yap

    Hi Noemi, I tried your chocolate cake. At first I was hesitant to say it was good until my daughter and friends tried it! Now I can say it was so yummy! specially when it is served cold. Maybe at first, it was not moist because it stayed in the oven more than your specified time to baked, but I tell you now “lami kaayo”, sorry I’m from Cebu City.

    Next I will try your Puto. Oh, I forgot, I tried yesterday your Siopao Recipe, it was the best! I tried a lot of recipes, but this is the only Siopao recipe I tried that I can say the “Best”. Thanks for sahring. . .

    Cecile Yap

  9. camilo m villanueva jr

    Hi, would it be okay to share the puto recipes here — the main one featured as well as ms mary grace’s — with high school students via a supplement magazine feature? I don’t know how to acknowledge though except by mentioning the URL/site given only nicknames…? Please email me your decision at [email protected]. Thank you and more power.

    On the personal note, I’d like to try both recipes for sure given that they are very easy to do and makes use of available ingredients.

  10. noemi

    a credit to the link or the site link would be okay. I can’t allow the whole recipe to be posted here without permission

  11. patricia

    help me wat is the things that i need to use in making a puto?

  12. lorie

    different kind of puto recepi

  13. Ann

    Wow this is good.. Just tried this tonight… Can taste a bit of coconut so it is yummy… and I’ve added the pandan flavouring taste great… Will be making more … Thanks for this recipe ..

  14. Emma

    Does this puto recipe looks like in the picture?


  15. Claudine

    I’ll try this one tonight:))

    This site is really helpful since im just a beginner in making filipino pastries. God bless po:))

  16. Heidi

    hi your puto pic is like puto calasiao and your recipe is from the book of Nora Daza…

  17. Heidi

    Hi. About your puto image, just remembered how the puto calasiao looks like… Yummy puto!! Btw, is this your own recipe? Would love to try it too…

  18. judy

    what about baking powder? dont you put some?

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