Puto Flan (Leche Puto)


For the Puto:

  • 2 cups of All-purpose flour
  • 4 tsps Baking powder
  • 2/3 cup of white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 & 1/4 cup of water
  • Few drops of yellow food coloring (optional)

For the Flan:

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (370g)
  • 2 tsps of lemon or calamansi juice


  1. Create the flan by mixing the egg yolks and condensed milk, then add the lemon/calamansi juice.
  2. Heat water in you steamer, and then bring to a boil. Grease your puto moulds lightly, and fill them with your flan mixture about 1/3 full.
  3. Steam your flan for 20 minutes. Check your flan once in a while and see if the flan is almost cooked and no longer in its liquid form. Once it is ready, set aside.
  4. To create your puto mixture, start by sifting the dry ingredients together. Add the wet ingredients and mix (remember not to overmix).
  5. Add your puto mixture over your flan mixture and steam again for around 15 minutes. Or until it has risen and shows a shiny dome.
  6. Allow them to cool down before your remove them from the moulds to make sure that the flan and the puto stick together.
  7. Use a knife to loosen the puto from the mould and tap slightly to release.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

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