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How to make Steamed White Puto

How to make Steamed White Puto
Credits Kitchenista Pinay

Ever wonder why your Puto always turns out somewhat yellowish, even if you didn’t use any food coloring? Yet, you see other’s Puto are pure white. Follow these easy steps on how to make Steamed White Puto!

The secret is in the ingredients you use to make Puto. Instead of using egg yolk, use egg whites and instead of  the yellowish evaporated milk, use fresh white milk. Instead of the yellow butter or margarine, you may use lard or vegetable shortening. I hope you learn something new today about baking, and how each color of your ingredients can affect the color of your food. Happy Cooking mga ka-MGR. Enjoy and Have a wonderful day!

How to make Steamed White Puto


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup + 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
2 tbsp baking powder
1 1/4 cup water
3 egg whites

Do not add the sugar all at once. Read the instruction carefully.
Over-mixing the batter will affect the texture of the puto.


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, powdered milk, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder and water. Using an electric hand mixer, mix well until smooth. Then set aside.
  2. In separate bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat the cream of tartar, the egg whites and the 1/4 cup sugar until stiff.
  3. Combine the two mixtures gently (the mixture #1 & #2), just use fork or hand mixer or spatula in mixing it. DO NOT use an electric hand mixer. Do not overmix.
  4. Grease the mold cups that you will be using.
  5. Pour the mixture in the greased mold cups, about 3/4 full.
  6. Steam for 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Remove the mold cups from the steamer. Let it cool down.
  8. Remove the Puto from the mold cups, then serve.
  9. Share and happy eating!