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Putok bread (Philippines).jpg
Alternative namesStar bread
TypeBread roll
Place of originPhilippines

Putok or star bread is a dense bread roll from the Philippines made with all-purpose flour, milk, and salt. It is typically dusted with coarse white sugar. It is a variant of pan de monja (monáy) distinguished primarily by the crown or star-shaped top of the bread resulting from a cross-shaped cut on the dough prior to baking. The name literally means "explosion" or "fissure" in Tagalog.[1][2][3][4]

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  1. ^ "Monay, Pinagong, and Putok". oggi. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  2. ^ Panuelos, Clarisse. "One of my favourite Filipino breads in 3 forms". The Tummy Train. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  3. ^ Estrella, Serna. "The Secret History Behind Pan de Regla and Other Panaderia Eats". Pepper.ph. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Star Bread (Putok)". Mama's Guide Recipes. Retrieved 9 April 2019.