- 2 cups grated cassava- 2/3 cup brown sugar- 1 cup shredded young coconut, optionalOptional Toppings- 1 cup grated coconut- 1/2 cup margarine- 1/2 cup muscovado sugar
- Using a cheesecloth, squeeze the grated cassava to dispel juices until dry. Discard liquid.- In a bowl, sift through the cassava using hands to break clumps and remove any hard fibers.- Add brown sugar and shredded young coconut, if using. Stir together well combined.- Divide cassava mixture into the tin molds. Use a spoon to gently pat and even the surface. Arrange the molds in a single layer on the steamer basket.- Over medium heat, bring water to a boil in the steamer pot. Place steamer basket, cover, and steam the cassava puto for about 20 minutes.- Remove from heat and allow to slightly cool. Invert the puto to release from molds, brush top with margarine and sprinkle with grated coconut or muscavado sugar if desired. Serve warm.