Although Saint Patrick’s Day is an Irish holiday and not celebrated by Filipinos, Rolan and I can’t resist featuring our beloved Puto dessert to celebrate this occasion.
Just like Filipinos who celebrate the feasts of many saints, this Irish holiday is also a cultural and religious day commemorating the Feast of Saint Patrick. Known for great festivities and wearing a green attire or shamrocks, we knew we can put a Saint Patty’s spin to our traditional puto recipe.
Puto is not only perfect with Dinuguan, but it goes well with any dish, may it be Filipino or non. And what better time to make for Saint Patrick’s Day potlucks whether it be in the office, school or neighborhood parties. You can change the color or top it with some sprinkles to match the appropriate occasion. It’s truly a Pinoy version of cupcakes!
This recipe is unlike any other regular puto recipe. What makes it unique is the the Bisquick ingredient we are using. Here in the US, Bisquick is a pancake mix just like White King, the Filipino brand that I grew up with.
You will be surprised that Bisquick is more than just a pancake mix. You will see me and Rolan using this in some of our recipes here in Manila Flavor.
This pancake mix adds a hint of pancake flavor to our puto. It gives the regular sweet taste of puto a different kind of twist. Pancake + Puto makes a great combination! And we’ve got it here in this recipe!
Since we do not have a steamer big enough to hold a muffin pan, my MacGyver once again came to the rescue. He used our ever dependable wok with lid, a small round oven rack and a mini muffin pan.
Check this out and let’s paint the town green with our Shamrock Bisquick Puto!
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups Bisquick Pancake Mix
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 ¼ cup fresh milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- Green food color (or any preferred color)
- Cheese chopped in bits (I used Filipino brand Eden cheese)
- In a bowl, combine Bisquick, sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla extract. Using a mixer or whisk, mix thoroughly until lumps are gone and batter is smooth.
- Add a few drops of food coloring and whisk until fully incorporated in the batter.
- Brush muffin pan with melted butter, pour batter halfway to the top.
- Drop a few bits of cheese, then pour more batter, filling it until its 2/3 of the way full. Make sure it doesn't fill all the way to the top to avoid overflowing.
- Place in a steamer and cook for 6-8 minutes. Use toothpick to check if done.
- Melt 1 tablespoon butter in the microwave for a few seconds. Set aside.
- Once done, brush the top of each puto with butter.
- Remove puto from pan and place in a serving platter.
- Serve hot!