We Filipinos are just innovative when it comes to cooking. And Puto Pao is just one them. The name itself says, it’s a combination of Puto and Siopao. A lot of my readers and followers were requesting to feature this recipe. Get ready, it’s time to learn how to make Puto Pao at home.
Here’s how to cook Puto Pao:
Pork Asado Filling:
500g Pork Belly (cut into smaller cubes)
1/2 cup Soy Sauce
1 tbsp. Oyster Sauce
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
2 Star Anise
1 medium sized Onions (chopped)
3 cloves Garlic (minced)
1 tbsp. Cornstarch (diluted in water)
2 cups All-purpose Flour
1/4 cup Sugar
1 1/2 tbsp. Baking Powder
1 cup Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
Salted Egg (sliced)
Oil (greasing the molders)
1. Prepare the asado filling first. Heat some cooking oil in a pan. Sauté onion and garlic.
2. Add the pork. Pour about 1/4 cup of water, then add the star anise. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
3. Pour in the soy sauce, oyster sauce and brown sugar. Let it simmer for another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Lastly, pour in the cornstarch diluted in water. Continue stirring until the asado mixture becomes a bit saucy. Set side and let it cool.
5. Prepare the puto mixture. In a bowl, combine in all-purpose flour, sugar and baking powder. Mix well.
6. Create a well at the center, then pour in the milk, add the egg and vanilla extract. Combine.
7. Gradually add water while stirring, maybe around 1 1/2 cups or until you get the right consistency. The mixture or the batter should be a bit runny. (see video for the actual texture).
6. Start boiling some water in the steamer.
7.Brush some oil in the molders to avoide puto mixture from sticking. Pour first layer of puto mixture, filling about 1/4 of the molder. Then add the pork asado mixture. Next, cover it with another layer of puto mixture. Top each puto with some slice of salted egg. (see video on how to do it)
8. Steam for about 15 minutes in medium heat.
Ready and Serve!
Note from Delish:
If you love siopao and puto at the same time, this one is for you. You can even start your own puto pao business. Instead of using salted egg, you also use cheese for toppings.
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