3 cups self-raising flour
1 1/2 cups raw sugar or caster sugar
2 cups milk
1 tbs butter or margarine, melted, cooled
1 tsp. vanilla essence
1/4 tsp yellow food coloring, optional
1. Line muffin tins with paper cases. Place flour, sugar, milk and butter in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat on slow speed then increase to high speed until combined. Stir in food coloring.
2. Fill muffin pans up to three-quarters full with mixture. (you can use Multix patty pans if you don’t have a large steamer) Steam the muffins for 12-15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Serve warm with butter.
Makes approximately 16
STEAMED MUFFINS ~ We call them “PUTO” in the Philippines. This is a slight modification of my dad’s unwritten recipe. They are my favorite afternoon snacks. I like to serve them warm with butter.