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Hopia Ube Dice

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Filipino


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.


Units Scale

Flaky Pastry

  • 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



  1. Sift flour in a bowl together with sugar. Place in a food processor.
  2. Add butter and salt then pulse until mixture looks like small peas.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.