A Sure-Hit UBE Cheese Pandesal Recipe Using McCormick Ube Flavor

Updated: Jan 14



Envying those mouth-watering UBE Pandesal on your social media timeline? Pretty sure just by the mention of it you are already craving for some!


If you are just a fan who loves this ube-licious bread or a crafty entrepreneur whose always looking out for what's trending then this Ube Pandesal is a sure-hit. Better try the easy recipe below and see how it fares to your discriminating taste.


This Ube Cheese Pandesal is trending not only in the Philippines, Filipinos all over the world love it, too. So if you are in some part of the world and having a hard time looking for that elusive purple Yam, a perfect alternative would be to use an Ube Flavor instead, conveniently packed in a bottle to keep its flavor with a long shelf life. The other ingredients are readily available in your kitchen cupboard.


The procedure is fairly easy especially to those already familiar with the basics of breadmaking. But even to those novice bakers, the process is easy to follow.


WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • 200ml Evaporated Milk or Fresh Milk (should be warm)

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 tsp Instant dry yeast

  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour (+ extra for kneading)

  • ½ Cup Oil (or melted butter)

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp McCormick Ube Flavor

  • 1 block cheese cut into cubes

  • Unseasoned bread crumbs for coating (store-bought) or you can make your own by crumbling old bread


PROCEDURE:

  • In a small bowl, combine the warm milk ( not too hot) and 1 tbsp sugar. Mix until dissolved. Add the dry yeast and let it stand for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes bubbly.

  • In a bigger bowl, combine the flour, salt, and the remaining white sugar and mix it thoroughly. Make a well in the center of the bowl then add the yeast mixture, cooking oil, and ube flavor.

  • Mix the dough by hand until it forms. Knead the dough for at least 10 minutes, adding a handful of flour as you knead.

  • Form the dough into a ball and transfer to a lightly greased bowl, cover with a damp towel or food wrap and allow it to rise, preferably in a warm place (like the inside of an oven that is turned off). Let it stand for about 1 hour or until its size is doubled.

  • After rising, gently punch down the dough to release air pockets. Transfer to a lightly floured surface or mat. Divide it into two equal parts. Roll the divided dough into a log, and cut into equal pieces. Work on one piece at a time, flatten the dough and add the cheese filling in the middle. Seal and form it into a small ball.

  • Coat the small divided doughs with bread crumbs and place them on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Once the doughs are prettily lined up, about ½ inch apart, cover again with a damp cloth and allow to rise further for at least 20 minutes or so.

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F or 180°C.

  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until the top is lightly brown, or toasted, whichever you prefer. Serve warm. Enjoy!

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MSCS PrimeGoods, Inc. (MSCS) is an authorized distributor or supplier of McCormick food colors and flavors including McCormick Ube Flavor 475ml & McCormick Ube Flavor (24 x 20ml). The MSCS's McCormick Food colors and flavors best-sellers are as follow:

1. McCormick Ube Flavor (475ml)

2. McCormick Ube Flavor (24 x 20ml)

3. McCormick Blue Food Color(24 x 20ml)