Monday, July 23, 2007

Puto (Steamed White Cake)

Puto or steamed white cake is my son's all time favorite. He made this batch of puto. He mixed all the ingredient,whisked it, poured it in the muffin pans that I've put butter on. And he arranged the puto on a plate as you could see in the picture. The only thing I did were, supervised him while mixing all the ingredients and I'm the one who put the mixture in the muffin pan in the steaming hot steamer. And ofcourse I took it out also from the steamer. He wont let me help him at all with the mixing and the whisking. He said "Mommy, I'm big already, I'll do it and mom I need more milk!" hahaha...hmm and he is only 4 years old. I guess he is the chef and I am his assistant. Oh well ever since he was just turning two years old, making puto is our bonding time together. Even before he loves mixing,stirring,whisking and eating the puto batter. I keep telling him wait till its cooked. He'll say yes but when I turned my back just for a few seconds guess what he did? Yup and I could still see the evidence a drip of it on his chin. I guess it shows only how much he loves puto.
And so today after watching his favorite show Curious George and Clifford the Red Big Dog, asked him to turn off the tv and guess what he said "one more show mom Dragon Tales". So I asked him which one do you want to do, make your puto with mommy or watch Dragon tales? He replied with much gusto "make puto". And he immediately turned off the tv.

So we've gathered all the ingredients from our pantry, flour,water or milk, sugar,butter,baking power. He mixed all ingredients,poured in the muffin pan and I put it in the steamer for 30 mins. To check if its done, surface whould be shiny and it bounces back when you pressed it. When done, brush surface with butter. And voila...home made puto prepared on "our meza" made by a four year old.
All in all, he ate three in one sitting. Spreading butter while the puto is warm. And after 2 hours, he asked me again if he could have more. So the day is not over yet, he ate 4 already. We have made 12 and I think he'll finish most of it. So better save some for his dad.

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