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5 from 4 votes

Puto Flan

Puto Flan is what I can describe as a win-win situation. Combining Puto and Leche Flan is a "why didn't I think of that!" fusion of two yummy desserts.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Bread, Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: custard, flan, puto, rice cake
Servings: 24 Puto Flan
Author: Mia


For Flan - Custard

  • 4 egg yolks
  • ¾ cup condensed milk
  • 1 tsp lemon rind or key lime

For Puto Batter

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 egg whites
  • tbsp baking powder
  • cups sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ¼ cup milk or water
  • 2 tbsp oil or melted butter

For greasing molds

  • melted butter or oil


  • Prepare Steamer and boil water and lightly grease puto molds with melted butter or oil.

For Flan - Custard

  • Combine the egg yolks, condensed milk, and lemon rind in a small bowl. Using a fine sieve strainer. Strain the mixture to separate the lemon rind and discard.
  • Pour 1 ½ tbsp of flan mixture to the greased puto molds and steam for 8 - 10 minutes.

Making the Puto Batter

  • While the flans are steaming. Make the puto mixture by sifting flour and baking powder then add salt and sugar in a clean bowl. Mix well using a wire whisk.
  • Add the egg whites and water/milk and briefly mix. (Do not over mix). Lastly add melted butter or oil and mix. You can pass through a strainer to remove lumps.

Combining the Flan and Puto

  • When the Flans are done steaming. Pour the puto mixture over the steamed leche flan. Arrange in a steamer and then steam for 10 to 15 minutes. By toothpick test, check if puto is cooked.
  • Take the puto flan out of the steamer. Let cool down. Remove from the mold and arrange in a plate. Bon Appetit!