How to cook Ube Halaya (Ube Powder) 3/4 cup purple yam powder 1-1/2 cups milk 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 tsp. 2 packs ube powder, 115 grams each pack from Fil-Choice, 2 cans coconut milk (or 1 can coconut milk and 1 can coconut cream), extra butter or vegetable oil, for greasing llaneras. The cook time ranges from 40 to 60 minutes. The first batch of ube jam I made was delicious! Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Then let them cool, and then peel. If you can’t find ube, then use Okinawan sweet potatoes (purple sweet potatoes). The first time I tasted ube, I thought I was ordering taro bubble tea. Stir the mixture constantly while cooking, to prevent the jam from sticking to the bottom of the pot and burning. Required fields are marked *. ❤. I’ve already shared my Ube Halaya recipe using fresh/frozen ube. I used your recipe for my first time making ube halaya and my family loves it! I don’t think I have tried ube before. Stir constantly until the mixture forms into a thick paste or to desired consistency. So if you can find Okinawan sweet potatoes, then you can easily substitute those for ube instead. (the photos on the right contains ube flavoring/coloring). Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. While this is an optional step, this step is absolutely crucial to make sure your final product is really nice and smooth and creamy with no lumps. Once blended, continue to cook the ube-dairy mix until it comes to a boil. Learn how your comment data is processed. How to cut down or double the quantity in a recipe, How to Feed and Maintain a Sourdough Starter, Oven-baked Chicken with Paprika Sauce and Tarragon, How to make Soft and White Homemade Siopao, Suman Malagkit (Filipino Sticky Rice Cake), Pasta Bolognese with Carrots, Celery, and Hotdogs. Once the mixture begins to thicken, about 10-15 minutes, add the butter. However, it is really difficult to find ube here in Denmark, so for this recipe, I rely on the powdered ube from Fil-Choice. Evaporated milk – Evaporated milk is concentrated milk. Carefully spoon the mixture into glass jars while hot. As a filling in bread to make ube filled bread rolls. It’s a very popular ingredient in the Philippines, used in so many dishes (including ube halaya of course). The ube jam will last in the fridge for about 5 days, and about 3 months in the freezer. Stir to dissolve the sugar. With a stick blender, blend the mixture to make the ube as smooth as possible. Dissolved the sugar in the liquid first before adding the grated purple yam. A higher heat will make the cook time shorter though. The cook time will vary depending on various factors, so it’s best to keep an eye on the mixture to determine when it’s done. ( Log Out /  The cook time can range from 40 - 60 minutes. Brown sugar adds more depth of flavor to the jam. Vibrantly purple, sweet, and creamy, this ube halaya recipe is deliciously well-balanced in flavor! When the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat to medium or medium-low. Heat level – I like to cook mine on a medium-high heat at the start, and then lower it to a medium heat or even medium-low heat as it thickens. Just like fruit jams, this ube jam requires time and patience to get the right consistency. 1 batch, makes about 5 cups (1.3 kg) of ube jam, or an equal amount of cooked purple Okinawan sweet potato, if you’re using salted butter, skip the additional salt in the ingredients list, optional (I don't use ube extract in this recipe). The second time unfortunately, was when I tried ube jam pastry from a Filipino store, and hated it. Condensed milk – Condensed milk is milk and sugar boiled and made into a concentrated liquid. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I LOVED IT! Once the halaya is set, they are unmolded, sliced and served. So even though it’s not traditional, I LOVE eating ube halaya with that sweet and salty coconut sauce. I agree to email updates from The Flavor Bender. Similar to nilupak, halayang ube recipe starts by steaming or boiling the tubers until fork-tender and mashing until smooth and free of lumps. Cans, Giron Powdered Purple Yam - Ube, 115g (4 oz). There are links on this site that can be defined as “affiliate links”. This can be done in advance, or you can buy pre-cooked, and grated ube as well. Once cooked, the ube pancakes have a faint, floral aroma and provide a sweet flavor to this delightful brunch or breakfast entree. So, only cook until you get a consistency that is a little runnier than you want it to be eventually. White sugar is more neutral in terms of flavor. IT'S FREE. Perfect Classic Chocolate Eclairs (Foolproof Recipe), How to make Marshmallows (tips and tricks for homemade marshmallows), The Best Homemade Bread (White Bread Recipe), Classic Pound Cake (Tips for a Perfect, Moist Pound Cake), How to make the Best Instant Pot Short Ribs, Slow Roasted Salmon with Lemon Butter Sauce. Because these don’t have a deep purple color, food coloring is usually added to enhance the color. I’m Dini, a third culture kid by upbringing and a food-geek by nature. Made this with frozen grated ube – from frozen and thawed. Here in the Netherlands I can buy the same ube powder, so I have an idea of what good this powder is. Your email address will not be published. Stir frequently. Type of pot – I like to use a big, wide pot. However, unlike fruit jams, this is made with a starchy vegetable and as such, has a different texture. However, it is really difficult to find ube here in Denmark, so for this recipe, I rely on the powdered ube from Fil-Choice. big cans evaporated milk plus 1 (7 oz.) In a wok or a like, combine all the ingredients except the essence. Then close with the lids. Vanilla enhances the floral flavor of the jam and makes it smell amazing too. I prefer to vacuum pack the cooked ube. It’s more starchy, and sweeter than ube. If you’re using store-bought frozen ube, it’s best to let it thaw out before using, but it can be used from frozen as well (see recipe notes). So thankful I found (by far) the best brand. Butter – This adds flavor, and also gives that beautiful sheen at the end. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. The process of making ube jam or purple yam jam is pretty easy, but time consuming. First you want to combine flour, baking Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. Add the liquids and sugar together and whisk to combine. Tart molds, small bundt pans or even ramekins are perfect for small portions, while large pie dishes, loaf pans, or pyrex dishes are great for serving a crowd. It’s a creamy, sweet and delicious dessert, and it’s not hard to see why it’s so popular! If you’re using fresh ube or purple sweet potatoes, steam them until tender. If you have tried this recipe or any other recipe on my blog, please don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know how you got on in the comments below. Ube has a dark skin color, and usually the inside can vary from a lilac to purple color. There is much confusion about Ube, Taro and the Hawaiian sweet potato (Okinawan sweet potato). big can condensed milk 1 cup sugar 1/2 tsp lime zest 1/4 cup margarine ube essence… This recipe requires you to cook and stir the pot constantly until you get the right consistency. Ube is cooked, mashed and then cooked again with dairy and sugar to make a delicious, creamy and sweet pudding-like dessert. Add coconut milk, coconut cream, condensed milk, and sugar. I love baking, and I love cooking. Once peeled, they can be grated with a box grater. So thankful I found (by far) the best brand. Start cooking the mixture to dissolve the sugar. Stir until butter is well … I personally prefer to steam them to avoid water-logged yam or sweet potatoes. That looks awesome. So make sure to keep stirring the mixture. This time we'll be using ube powder. You could even use it to make ube cake or frosting too. Ube jam can also be used to make variations of ube ice creams (ube flavored or ube swirled), cheesecake and even other ube recipes that require ube jam, like ube cake. And it’s also perfect for ube halaya milk tea! Thank you for including tips on how to use frozen grated ube! small can evaporated milk 1 (13 oz.) To my fellow OFWs who love ube and doesn’t have an access to a good ube in a place you’re in, I suggest that you include this to your list of stuff you’ll bring from your next vacation in the Philippines. I was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in New Zealand and lived in Australia, and then the US, before moving to Canada in 2019! Your email address will not be published. Keep whisking the mixture while you continue to cook the jam mixture. Tag me on Instagram at. Log in, McCORMICK Ube Flavor Extract 20ml (Purple Yum), C&H Pure Cane Granulated Sugar, 20 Oz Easy Pour Reclosable Top Canister (Pack of 2), Carnation Carnation Evaporated Milk, 12-Ounce Cans (Pack of 24), Borden Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk 4 pack of 14 oz. Looking for more recipes?Sign up for my free recipe newsletter to get new recipes in your inbox each week! Find me sharing more inspiration on Pinterest and Instagram. Ube halaya is a popular dessert in the Philippines. Heat over medium-high heat. But I do have my favorite method (below), which I think gives the best results. Change ), Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Thinking of using ube powder in other ways? INGREDIENTS 1 cup ube powder 3 (13 oz.) Stir until well combined. Breakfast, Desserts, Snacks, Spreads, Tea / coffee break, Jam, Puddings, Purple Sweet potatoes, Spreads, Ube recipes, I love seeing what you’ve made! December 4, 2017 February 5, 2020 Jainey Sison. Ube – You can buy fresh ube, or even use cooked and frozen ube (that you can find more readily in Asian or Filipino stores). Add the purple yam jam into your ice cream base to make ube ice cream. I always have evaporated milk and coconut milk at home. I love hearing from you! Then add ube extract, if using, and to intensify the ube color, you can add purple food color. Use a heavy bottom, large pot (I use a 5 qt pot). I will definitely give this a try! Once grated, this can be stored in the freezer in an airtight container for months. In a large saucepan (preferably non-stick), add ube powder and water then let the ube powder soak in water for about 10 minutes or until rehydrated. If you want a pudding-like consistency that sets in molds, then you want it to be thicker and cook longer (closer to 60 minutes, in my case). COMBINE DRY INGREDIENTS. But I came across other recipes that use condensed milk and coconut milk, and I started to experiment with the ratios.