Puto Pao with Pork Asado Filling
Puto pao is one of the many creative variants of the ordinary puto, and usually the white puto. Actually you can do the same with the ordinary puto batter by just putting a filling inside. The puto recipe I have here is a little special because it contains milk and butter and what makes it more special is the pork asado filling inside. You can use asado filling for siopao which you can also find in this site.
Making the asado filling is simple. You will need sliced pork that you will stir fry along with garlic and onions. Then add the soy sauce, Hoisin sauce, sugar and water then simmer until tender. Add in the diluted cornstarch until the sauce becomes thick. To see the list of ingredients and complete instructions in making the asado filling, see the siopao asado recipe.
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 tbsp. baking powder
- 4 tbsp. powdered milk
- 1½ cup sugar
- ½ tsp. salt
- 3½ cup water
- 100 grams or ½ cup butter, melted
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups pork asado filling (see pork asado siopao recipe: www.panlasangpinoymeatrecipes.com/siopao-asado-recipe.htm )
- Sliced salted egg for garnishing or sliced quickmelt cheese (optional)
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and mix well. Set aside.
- In another bowl, beat the eggs and add water.
- Add in the flour mixture on the beaten eggs little by little while stirring using a fork.
- Add melted butter while mixing. Mix it very well until all the lumps are gone and the batter into a smooth consistency.
- Grease the puto molds with margarine or butter.
- Then pour some puto batter in the mould, just half of the height of the mold.
- Scoop 1 tablespoon of pork asado filling then pour again some batter until the puto mold is filled just enough to cover the filling.
- You can top your puto with thin slice of salted egg if you want.
- Arrange in a steamer and steam for about 10 to 15 minutes. The time needed depends on the size of your puto.
- You can also insert a toothpick in the middle while steaming the puto to check if it is already cooked.
- If the toothpick comes out clean, then your puto is already done.
- Remove from the steamer and let it cool for a while then remove from the molds.
- Arrange in a platter then serve. Eat and enjoy!