Ube is quite popular nowadays everyone puts it everywhere, in champorado, cookies, doughnuts, pancakes and now I am trying it in a pandesal.
- Dissolve the yeast in warm water, set aside until bubbly.
- Mix in milk, egg, sugar and melted butter.
- In a clean and flat surface place flour and salt then make a well in a middle, pour the liquid in the centre and start combining the wet (with mashed ube) and dry ingredients.
- Knead the dough for 15 minutes until it resembles a soft clay. Place flour on the surface if needed to avoid sticking.
- Once finished kneading, shape the dough into a ball then place in a large bowl, cover with damp cloth then let it rise for an hour on a warm location.
- Lightly deflate the dough, divide into rolls of 1-inch diameters, cut into 1.5-inch pieces then form into small buns, place on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
- Set aside in a warm location and let it rise for 1 hour.
- Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top then bake on a 200C pre heated oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- If you don’t have ube you can use mashed potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes. You can also totally omit the mashed ube and replace it with equal amounts of all-purpose flour. In doing so you will heavily rely on the ube flavouring for the taste.
- Total Time does not include rising time
- You can also use a bread maker to make things easy, if doing so you will need to omit steps 3 to 5, just dump everything in the bread maker, set into dough mode.