Warm, Savory Ube Bread – A Unique Filipino Treat
Nothing is quite as fragrant, warm, and inviting as freshly-baked bread. But for those looking for something out of the ordinary, then ube bread is the perfect sweet and savory treat! Combining the unique sweetness and creaminess of ube, or purple yam, with the comforting flavors of traditional homemade bread, ube bread makes a delicious and unique snack anytime.
• ¼ cup melted butter
• ¼ cup white sugar
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2 eggs
• 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
• ½ cup warm water
• 1 cup mashed ube
1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
2. In the bowl of a standing mixer, combine the butter, sugar, salt, and eggs.
3. Add the flour, yeast, and warm water. Mix together to form a dough.
4. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes until it is smooth and elastic.
5. Add the mashed ube and knead to combine.
6. Place the dough in a greased bowl. Cover with a cloth and set aside to rise for about 45 minutes.
7. Punch down the dough and knead again for a few minutes.
8. Shape the dough into a round loaf and place on a greased baking sheet.
9. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until golden.
Your ube bread is now ready to be gladly devoured! Ube bread makes a great snack all on its own, or served with butter and jam. Or why not try pairing it with a warm drink for an afternoon pick-me-up. Furthermore, some people also like to use ube bread instead of plain bread for sandwiches. Countless possibilities, and all with the unique flavors of ube.
Ube bread has its roots in Filipino cuisine, where purple yam is a key ingredient in many dishes. It’s often used for cakes and desserts, but in this case it makes for an incredibly flavorful bread. For those who want to further explore the unique flavors of Filipino cuisine, there are plenty of exciting recipes to try – such as Ube Macaroons, Ube Halaya Jam, and Ube Ice Cream.
So why not try something a bit different and treat yourself to some delicious ube bread! Bon appetit!