Bake for success!

Baking is included in the list I put to my article in titled “List to Learn”.  It is one thing that I am scared the most to try, because I haven’t tried to do this before. Never! So today, today is the day! I got my best mood for baking today, so I immediately asked my husband to go with me to shop some muffin pan which I needed for making shape, and a measuring cup. My husband was so surprised when I told him that I am going to bake some food today. He says, “Wow, I am curious how it will look like and taste like. This will be the first time!” 

Oh well, it is! The whole time I got so much pressured that I haven’t experienced before. So I guess, I finally tried. I must say, it is not perfect but it was yummy. My husband was the very first one who ate what I baked. He said “It is good, I am sure David will love it, because he is the one who love something like this.” David is my brother in-law.

What I baked is something which is already mixed, (which I bought in one Filipino shop here in the Czech Republic) as a beginner. So the Recipe below will be the one I will be following for the next time.

The following was the photos. Simple yet tasty! As you can see it is not so shiny.. but not bad for the first time. I probably over cooked it too. (Giggling)

Pouring water and flour.

Pouring water and flour.

My new muffin pan, and measuring cup.

My new muffin pan, and measuring cup.

The baking process.

The baking process.

Baked Puto/Rice Cake

Baked Puto/Rice Cake

As you can see, the result of my Rice cake/Puto is not shiny like it should be, but I expected that because I knew I messed up a little with some ingredients. (Giggling) But taste is fine. It was delicious actually. Next time I will be able to make it perfect, maybe!


  • 2 cups self Raising Flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


  • Shift the self-raising flour in a bowl.
  • Add and mix all the remaining ingredients in a bowl using an electric mixer but if an electric beater is not available use a wooden spoon.
  • Grease butter or margarine into muffin pan/molds to prevent from sticking.
  • Pour the mixture into puto molds about 3/4 full.
  • Top with cheese slices
  • Arrange the molds in the steamer/oven.
  • Steam cook for 15-20 minutes only.
  • Cool before removing from the molds

Note: The Rice cake or Puto (In Philippines) is cooked when the surface is shiny, and bouncing when you touch. Steamer is the best to prepare it, but if you don’t have it; Oven is also an option. We do have steam oven so it is a little better.

2 comments on “Bake for success!

    • Hello Yen2x,
      I would like to give you, but my husband ate it all this morning. 😀 Maybe next time. Well, anyway it really doesn’t look like real Puto. Hehe it isn’t shiny, and white. (Giggling) but it taste like it should be..

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