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ANISE PUTO RECIPE
2 cups All Purpose Flour
2 tbsp Baking Powder
2 eggs (large)
1 cup sugar
7 tbsp butter, melted (alternatively use oil)
3/4 cup Evaporated Milk
1 cup water
pinch of salt
¼ tsp green gel color
1 tsp star anise seed
In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs, add in butter, sugar, and milk. Set aside.
In another bowl, use a strainer and sift all purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Mix it well.
(Combine Wet & Dry ingredients)
Using an electric hand mixer (or whisk), gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and then add the water. Over speed number 1, beat the batter quickly until there is no more lumps left.
Avoid over beating the batter. Just whisk it until no more lumps and the air or bubbles in the mixture should be retained. These air packets hidden in the batter is the reason behind a fluffy puto.
You can start adding your green gel color into the batter and whisk it until color is evenly distributed.
Prepare your puto cups, I used silicone cups and I don’t need to grease it because silicone molds are non stick. However if your using regular puto cups, make sure to lightly grease it first on all sides with oil or butter.
Transfer your batter into a liquid pitcher or large measuring jug for easy pouring. Fill each silicone cups with ¾ batter. Allowing extra space for puto to expand when cooked. Sprinkle 3-4 pieces anise seeds on top of each puto cups. Set aside.
Prepare your steamer, bring it to a boil over high heat and adjust it to low once you start steaming the puto. Steam it for 10 minutes, cover the steamer with clean cloth and tie it on top of the pot cover.
After 10 minutes, gently remove the cover of pot and make sure no water will drip on top of your puto. Water drippings will turn your puto in kutchinta texture. So make sure no water drips when you uncover the steamer.
You can check it with a toothpick inserted in the center of puto if its cook. Toothpick should be clean on the side when inserted in the center.
Once cooked, remove steamer tray from pot and let it cool down before unmolding.
Serve and enjoy!
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