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Ube Puto

Ube Puto
Ube Puto

I love these Ube Puto. It is simple and easy to make too. Please note that you can omit food coloring if you like.  While, for beginners in puto making you can also reference this recipe: Paano Gumawa ng Puto (Tinagalog)

Let’s get started. Happy cooking! #LetsCookMGR

1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup whole milk/evaporated milk
2 tbsp water (yes its just 2 tbsp, you already have enough liquids from milk and coconut milk)
100 grams fresh grated ube, I used frozen grated ube
1 tsp ube flavor, I used McCormick ube flavor
2 tbs melted margarine/butter
drop of violet food coloring, optional


In a bowl, sift dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients and mix until smooth. Do not overmix. Overmixing the puto batter may result into a limp puto. You just want your puto fluffy so the air between the batter should stay. While under mixing, may result into visible holes on the puto, like moon craters. It is because of too much bubbles in your puto batter.

Wrap steamer cover with a towel.
Grease the prepared puto cups and fill 2/3 full.

Prepare steamer and water should be boiling before you start placing the steamer rack on top. Steam for 20-25 minutes using thw lowest heat. Wrap steamer cover with a clean towel or katsa on top. (To prevent steamer moist from dripping into your puto cups.)

Do not open steamer if you have not reached the minimum of 20 minutes. You can check if its cooked by inserting a knife or toothpick in the middle. If it comes out clean then it’s cooked. You may now turn off heat. Remove puto racks away from steamer.

Let it cool before removing from the puto cups. Serve with butter. Enjoy!




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