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Hawaiian Purple Ube Bread

Hawaiian Ube Bread

My version of Hawaiian Ube Bread that I recently had while I was in Maui. Purple, soft, sweet, delicious!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine Hawaiian
Servings 16 slices
Calories 167 kcal


  • Stand mixer


  • 3 1/3 Cups Bread Flour
  • 1 Cup Ube Halaya Ube Jam
  • 1 Egg Large
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Yeast Instant Active
  • 2/3 Cup Milk Warm
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil Warmed


  • In a large oiled mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Allow to proof until creamy, about 10 minutes. Note - if you are using rapid rise yeast, you don't really have to do this, but I like to see that these critters are alive and kicking beforehand
  • Mix salt, oil, egg, and ube into the yeast/milk mixture. Make sure the oil is warm, but not hot to kill the yeast, or cook the egg. Coconut oil solidifies at room temp.
    Hawaiian Purple Liquids
  • Mix in flour one cup at a time.
  • Using your stand mixer with bread hook attachment, knead dough on medium for approximately 15 minutes. I like to do 5 minutes in the mixer, and 10 minutes by hand. Only because I like the feel of hand kneading. The dough will feel slightly sticky, and slightly dense.
    Bread Dough Oiled Bowl
  • Place in a well oiled bowl and turn to coat
  • Cover bowl with a cling wrap and allow to rise in a warm place for 60 minutes. I like to place it in the oven with the light turned on. That thing puts off more heat than you think. Quick note here, the first time I did this the dough really didn't rise at all, but I ventured forth
    Bread Second Proof
  • Punch dough down and place in a well oiled 9 x 5 loaf pan. Allow to rise again for 60 minutes.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 350F for 60 minutes
    Ube Bread Baked Cool
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