Hopia Ube Dice is a type of Filipino Bakpia filled with purple yam called ube then shaped into dice, usually cooked in a lightly greased flat pan over stove top.
- 3/4 cup butter, cut into small cubes
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 cup ice cold water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg, beaten
- Ube Jam
- butter, for pan
- Sift flour in a bowl together with sugar. Place in a food processor.
- Add butter and salt then pulse until mixture looks like small peas.
- Gently pour egg as it is pulsed then continue to process until it is coarsely clumped together, do not over-process otherwise it will be tough.
- Place mixture in a lightly floured workspace, sprinkle ice cold water 2 tbsp at a time then form into one big clump of dough by continously pressing the dough together, set it aside for 5 minutes.
- Roll out the dough and flatten with a rolling pin, fold the dough then flatten it again, do this three times. Bring back dough and shape into a long log.
- Get one small piece of dough, flatten and form into a circle, put a tablespoon of ube jam filling on top. Bring edges to the top, then seal by pressing. Do it with the remaining dough.
- Place a non-stick pan over stove top over medium low heat, cook while pressing sides with a wide spatula to gently form it into a dice. Cook for 2 minutes on each side. Once all sides are crisp and light brown add a bit of butter into the pan then cook for a minute on each side while distributing the melted butter on all sides.