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Ube Ensaymada

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.
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Keywordensaymada, ube ensaymada
Prep Time2 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time2 hours 40 minutes
Servings12 rolls


  • Stand mixer
  • Bread Machine


  • 1 Cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 2.25 tsp yeast
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 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
  • Flatten snakes
    ube ensaymada flattened
  • Add Ube jam to flat snakes and roll over to seal
    ube ensaymada filling
  • Once sealed, roll again to make sure the snakes are uniformly sealed
    ube ensaymada filled
  • 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
    ube ensaymada done


Serving: 1roll | Sodium: 230mg | Calcium: 6mg | Vitamin A: 118IU | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 38mg | Cholesterol: 10mg | Calories: 157kcal | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fat: 4g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 25g | Iron: 1mg