The cuisine of the Philippines combines flavors and cooking methods from different parts of the world. This cheese-topped, slightly sweet steamed cake is delicious as a dessert or an afternoon snack when paired with fresh fruit, chocolate, or jam.

Grease small molds for cake puto or ramekins in a steamer.

Mix flour sugar and baking powder together in a bowl.

In a separate large bowl scramble eggs with evaporated milk and water.

Fold dry mixture into eggs until evenly blended.

Fill the prepared molds 2/3 of the way up with batter and top with shredded cheese.

Fill a wok or a saucepan that will hold a steamer basket with a few inches of water.

Bring water to a boil over medium-high heat.

Place the molds into a steamer basket and place over boiling water and cover.

November 20, 2023

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