I keep finding more uses for the bread dough in my Fluffy White Sandwich Bread recipe. And my latest concoction is a Filipino Ube Ensaymada recipe!
The Filipino ensaymada bread is a great treat for every household. You’ll find it is a staple in every Filipino bakery you walk into. This ensaymada recipe includes ube, but if you don’t have leftovers from your ube bread, or just don’t want to use it, you can easily leave it out if you want plain ensaymada. That makes it easier to top with cheese, or peanut butter like Lolo! But really, who doesn’t love some purple ube ensaymada? And while they may look like cinnamon rolls, they are quite different. Perhaps more akin to a sweet, savory dinner roll.
Now considering how easy to make the bread dough is from the previous recipe, this simple ube ensaymada recipe is going to make your life so much simpler and infinitely more delicious.
Starting with my Fluffy white bread recipe I've decided to see what else I can do with it. So far it's a lot! It makes great ensaymada. If you don't have or want to use Ube, feel free to leave that part out.
Keyword ensaymada, ube ensaymada
Prep Time 2hours20minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 2hours40minutes
Butter for brushing
Sugar for sprinkling
optional Finely shredded cheese for sprinkling
Getting your bread machine ready to go (or your mixer, or chosen method)
Place warm water, sugar, yeast into bread machine
Quick stir to dissolve
While your yeast is proving, start the Tangzhong by adding 3tbsp flour and 2 tbsp water into a pot
Warm over low heat while mixing to get a nice gooey roux. Should only take a minute or two.
Add everything (but the Ube) into your bread machine
Set to "dough" and walk away
Once dough cycle is complete place dough onto a floured surface and divide into 8-12 pieces
Roll pieces into about 12 inch long snakes
Add Ube jam to flat snakes and roll over to seal
Once sealed, roll again to make sure the snakes are uniformly sealed
Roll your snakes into a spiral, tucking the last bit underneath
Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes
Add a container of water to the warm oven
Bake Ube Ensaymada for 20 minutes
Once baked, brush with butter, sprinkle with sugar, and if you want to go all in, sprinkle with cheese
Simple Ube Ensaymada Recipe was last modified: May 28th, 2020 by FiliVino