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Foolproof UBE Cheese Pandesal Recipe Using McCormick Ube Flavor

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

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 who's 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.


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


  • 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 breadcrumbs 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!


Are you looking for McCormick Food Flavor supplier, particularly McCormick UBE Flavor? Let us be of service to you!

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)

4. McCormick Vanilla Extract (24 x 20ml)

5. McCormick Vanilla Extract Imitation (16 x 475ml)

6. McCormick Violet Food Color (24 x 20ml)

7. McCormick Green Food Color (24 x 20ml)

8. McCormick Buco Pandan (24 x 20ml)

9. McCormick Almond Flavor (475ml)

10. McCormick Banana Flavor (475ml)

11. McCormick Lemon Flavor (475ml)

12. Melon Flavor (475ml)

13. Pandan Flavor (475ml)

14. McCormick Pineapple Flavor (475ml)

15. McCormick Strawberry Flavor (24 x 20ml)

16. McCormick Red Food Color (475ml)

17. McCormick Red Food Color (24 x 20ml)

18. McCormick Yellow Food Color (475ml)

19. McCormick Yellow Food Color (24 x 20ml)


About the Supplier

MSCS PrimeGoods, Inc. (MSCS) is a distributor and sub-distributor of imported and local food, and other consumer goods in the Philippines. MSCS was established in May 2015 as a family-owned company.

MSCS distributes its wide range of products including MCCORMICK UBE FLAVOR initially in the Food Service such as restaurants, cafes, hotels, commissaries, canteens, schools, bakeshops, etc. The MSCS customers for different products in Greater Manila Area (GMA) include Yakimix Eat-All-You-Can, Six Doors BBQ Buffet, Mary Grace Cafe, Contis Bakeshop and Restaurant, Manila Hotel, Discovery Suites Hotel, Fairmont Hotel, Tokyo-Tokyo, Coffee Project, Figaro Coffee, Pepper Lunch, Mama Lou's, Marco Polo Hotel, Cibo, Cafe France, Bag of Beans, and Antonio's Garden, among others.

On September 3, 2018, MSCS opens its first branch in Cebu to expand its market and distribution channel in these rich regions. On April 11, 2023, 5S Distributors, Inc., (5S), formerly known as MSCS Cebu, was established to become a subsidiary of MSCS PrimeGoods, Inc.

The MSCS/5S customers for different products in Cebu include Pages Holdings, Titay's, Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Harbour City, Dusit Hotels and Resorts, Rico's Lechon, 10,000 Roses Cafe, Winger's Unlimited, Bo's Coffee, Cardinal Bakeshop, Choobi Choobi, Ongkin King, Waterworld Cebu, among others.

MSCS Sales Department (for Manila) and 5S Distributors Inc. (for Cebu) contact information are as follows:


Looking for a reliable supplier or distributor of McCormick Ube Flavor in Cebu and the Visayas region? You may also contact directly our subsidiary company, 5S Distributors, Inc. through the following web link: 5S Distributors, Inc.


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