This delicious Filipino dainty uses the batter of puto and a filling of siopao that is why it is called Puto Pao. Easier to make than siopao but the same delicious taste. I made this as simple as it can be so that all my friends can follow easily, I hope you will try this and let me know.
Ingredients for 15 big puto pao:
For the Batter:
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup fresh milk ( add if needed) batter should be like the one in the picture
some slices of salted egg
For the Filling: You can use any meat that you like and cook it the way you want it.
1/4 kilo lean pork ( boiled and diced or shredded it's up to you)
1 teaspoon calamansi juice
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon tomato sauce
2 clovess garlic
1 small onion ( minced)
ground pepper to taste
Procedure for the filling: You can adjust the ingredients according to your taste.
1. Saute the garlic and onion then add the pork and simmer for a minute
2. Add all the ingredients, simmer and stir until the flavors are well blended, turn off the heat and let cool.
Procedure for the Puto Pao
1.Combine the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder then sift it.
2. In a mixing bowl combine together the sifted ingredients and milk then mix very well until the batter is smooth in texture.
3. Fill the puto molder with the batter only 1/4 parts of it then put the filling in the middle and add more batter to cover the filling, top with salted egg.
4. Boil the water in the steamer, then steam the puto pao for 10 minutes or until done ( you know it is done when you insert a toothpick in it and the toothpick comes out clean.)
5. Let cool for few minutes, scrape the sides then unmold the puto and serve with a big smile :-).