Leche Puto

Remember all my big talk about being more deliberate about my content and my blah-blah-blah about scheduling what I cook weeks in advance? Well, scrap that! I did have a list of recipes I was going to work on this weekend but then I saw photos of these leche puto on my FB newsfeed today and all plans were kicked to the curb. I just had to make them ASAP!

I know how to make smooth, velvety leche flan and I’ve learned the secret to soft, fluffy puto months ago but how to put them together into one sweet treat in two delectable layers? I had to look to Google for answers. And sure enough, I found after a quick search what seems, judging from the number of complimentary comments, to be a solid recipe/tutorial at Heart of Mary. And guys, puto flan is just one of the delicious things you’ll find there. I am totally blog-crushing! I’ve never seen so many cakes and dessert recipes I want to try in one place! These puto flan came out so perfectly soft, fluffy and yummy, I have high hopes for her special ensaymada to be just as wonderful.

2 tablespoons butter melted
For The Flan
4 egg yolks
1 can (14 ounces) condensed milk
For The Puto
2 cups flour
⅔ cup sugar
4 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 ¼ cup water
4 egg whites
Prepare puto molds by lightly brushing insides with melted butter. Set aside. Add water to lower bottom of the steamer and bring to a boil.
In a bowl, combine egg yolks, condensed milk, and calamansi juice. Stir together in a circular motion until smooth and well blended.
Fill molds to ⅓ full of the flan mixture. Arrange in a single layer on the steamer basket. Wrap steamer cover with clean kitchen towel.
Steam flan at low heat for about 5 to 7 minutes or until mixture is no longer liquid but not fully set. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder. and salt. Add water and egg whites. Stir together until just combined.
Add puto mixture over flan, filling molds almost to the top. Steam on low heat for about 8 to 10 minutes or until puto has risen.
Remove from heat and allow to slightly cool. Gently remove leche puto from molds.

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