Ube Cheese Pandesal

Ube Cheese Pandesal are a new twist on our classic Filipino dinner roll. Ultra-soft and delicious with an intense purple-yam flavor and melty cheese filling, they’re great for breakfast or anytime snack.

Ube Cheese Pandesal

Hello guys! I’m Sanna, and I am back here on Kawaling Pinoy to bring you a delicious twist on our iconic Filipino dinner roll. With everyone confined at home these past months, baking has been one of the activities people spent their time on.

It’s so much fun to see different sorts of baked goods on social media, and the hottest pick of them all are ube cheese pandesal rolls! If you love pandesal, you’ll fall in love with this purple yam version. Super soft and fluffy with an intense purple yam flavor and savory cheese filling, every bite is bread heaven.

Ube Cheese Pandesal

Step by step

Everyone wants to make them and because you guys asked, here’s a step by step guide. The recipe is based on my tried and tested sweet potato dinner rolls which are always a hit.

I replaced the mashed kamote with ube, rolled the dough in bread crumbs before baking, and voila! Best ube pandesal ever!

Ube Cheese Pandesal

Step 1: Prepare Purple Yam

  • If using frozen grated ube, thaw completely and remove from package. Wrap the thawed ube in aluminum foil, leaving a little opening on top, and place in a steamer basket. Steam for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until soft. Allow to cool slightly and mash until smooth, if needed. Use 1/2 cup.
  • If using fresh ube, place one medium purple yam and enough water to cover in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until fork-tender. Drain and allow to cool to touch. Peel the yam and mash with a fork or potato masher until smooth. Use 1/2 cup.
  • If using prepared ube halaya, use 1/2 cup jam and decrease sugar to 4 tablespoons.
  • If using ube powder, reconstitute 1/4 cup 0f the powder with 3/4 cup hot water and stir until smooth.

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