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I've been wanting to bake some sort of bread
pudding that my mom has made since I was a
lil' kid. They called it Puteni in Tongan.

So my friend's dh got in an accident recently &
we wanted to go and pay them a visit and take
them some food. Which is why I wanted to make
it. I've only seen my mom make it, but haven't
tried making it myself, until today. So far,
it went well..as in the kids devoured the first
batch in one sitting (which is pretty good for picky
eaters!)

Batch #1- I used some ovenproof bowl
buttered it then poured in the batter, then
steamed it. This is usually served with a
custard. I just served it with Jell-O instant
Banana pudding!


Batch #2 - used a bundt pan and
steamed it!

 Batch #3

Puteni Recipe

3 cups of sugar (white or brown)
2 cups of raisins
1 tablespoon of Vanilla Extract
1 tablespoon Coconut Extract
3 cans of evaporated milk
8 cups of flour
4 tsp. baking soda
4 tsp. baking powder
1 cup oil
3 cups of water
4 eggs
3 cups of sugar to sweeten

Brown 3 cups of sugar in a pot on med. heat
until dark caramel brown and smooth. Slowly
pour in 3 cups of water. Set aside to cool.
 When cool, combine with eggs, 3 c. sugar,
vanilla & coconut extracts, evaporated milk.
Gather dry ingredients and add to liquid
mixture. Pour batter into buttered pans and
steam until done. I use the toothpick method.



6 comments:

Tracie said...

That sounds yummy! Hope you're having a great weekend!

Michelle A'etonu said...

hi there! finally making my way over to your blog and it's great! i'm adding you to my list of faves! hope you're having a great weekend!

Natalie A. said...

The pictures look great! I may just have to make this and surprise Paul with a polynesian recipe! Thanks for the recipe! I hope your week is fantastic! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Alicia said...

That looks and sounds delicious!!!!

Krissy said...

Following you (late) from Friendly Friday! Better late than never! I hope you can follow us back as well.

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Kepa and Muli Faleta said...

MAOPAAAAA! lol. hey, just went over this one that you posted and id like to try that puteni recipe that you shared, wish me LUCK because am gonna need it...i kept going down the list of ingredients and then the directions in what to do...im all like, ummmmmmm, okay, im so going to mess it up, LOL! so great to see you on here! ofas to you and your family! =0)