Sweet delicious purple yam enveloped within soft fluffy brioche – ube bread rolls are perfect with your morning coffee or your afternoon tea!
Here’s another ube recipe coming your way! Can you tell I love ube (Filipino purple yam)? Which is funny because when I lived in Manila and all things ube were abundant, I didn’t really pay it a lot of attention.
But now that it’s like a treasure hunt every time I want some, all I want to eat is ube. I’m happy more and more places have discovered and are serving ube dishes now though. Makes the hunt a little easier for me!
Some of you have told me you’ve tried ube and found it wasn’t really your cup of tea. Which is fine. I don’t like okra LOL! We all have our little quirks.
If you haven’t tried ube yet though, I hope you get to one day soon. Then you can see what the fuss is all about. And you get to decide if it’s your okra. Or not. You may find you love this purple deliciousness too!
Basic bread roll recipe
The recipe I used for the rolls here is similar to the one I used for my Easy Ensaymada Recipe, which is another kind of Filipino bread. Cheesy and sweet and delicious!
Toasted coconut topping
For these ube bread rolls though, instead of cheese I decided to make a brown sugar and toasted coconut topping and it is divine. It goes so well with the ube rolls and gives them great texture and crunch.
Ready to try ube bread rolls?
Ube bread rolls are common in the Philippines and come in all shapes and sizes. For my version, just think of them as cinnamon rolls but instead of cinnamon you have ube and instead of frosting you have toasted coconut!
I also tried to make the process as simple as possible. I know it’s still kinda sorta a lot of steps but trust me, you will be rewarded with soft, delicious ube bread rolls that might just be the thing to make you an ube fan!
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