Ubi Purple Yam Two-tone Bread

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Ubi, served as a potato dish as well as an ingredient, is the Filipino word for purple yam. Its flesh is a marbled violet color and is well-known for its aroma.

Ubi DoughLight Dough
  • 125 g Bread flour
  • 18 g Sugar
  • 1 g Salt
  • 2 g Instant dry yeast
  • 40 g Tangzhong Starter
  • 40 g Warm milk
  • 12 g Egg
  • 15 g Butter
  1. Prepare the ubi dough by placing all the ingredients except butter in a mixing bowl. Mix with dough hook at slow speed for 1 minute. Switch the speed to medium and continue mixing until a dough forms. Add butter gradually and mix for approx. 5 minutes on medium speed until gluten is fully developed, i. e. elastic, smooth, non-sticky and leave from sides of mixing bowl. Prepare the light dough at the same way.
  2. Place the two doughs in two lightly greased plastic bags separately and let rise for about 45 minutes at the warm area. Once they are doubled in bulk, punch down and allow the dough, covered, to rest on a lightly floured work surface for 10 minutes.
  3. Roll out each dough to a rectangle, about 22x10cm. Place purple taro dough atop the light and roll up tightly, beginning at short side. Place in a greased 26cm loaf pan. Cover and let rise till double in bulk, 45 to 60 minutes. Bake at 170C/340F for 30-35 minutes or until done. Remove from pan and let cool on a wire rack.


Unknown 23/1/09 16:54


wishing you a happy chinese new year

gong xi fa cai

Jessica604 27/3/09 20:28

Hi there, your recipe was one of the first ones I "bookmarked" on Foodbuzz when I joined. I found the ube powder easily enough, but now I finally made it here

Thanks for a great recipe!

Angie's Recipes 27/3/09 20:46

Thank you, Jessica. :-))
I would make this bread one more time as soon as ubi powder is available.

The Connection 13/7/10 08:02

Hi Angie,
I am new to your blog, and thank you for sharing such wonderful recipes and I love everything there. I would like to find out whether I can replaced fresh yam paste with the powder form for the purple yam bread.

Angie's Recipes 13/7/10 11:40

The Connection: Thanks for the kind words. :-)
I am sure it's fine to experiment with fresh yam paste.

Thella @ I Love. Therefore, I Cook. 26/7/10 01:26

wow thanks for featuring one of our local ingredients, Ube (purple yam). we use it much in our desserts, i.e., cakes, ice creams, breads, cupcakes, etc. :)

christine 1/9/10 19:36

Hello Angie! I found this blog in Foodista and followed it here. This is a lovely blog and awesome Two-Tone bread recipe. At first I was asking what's Ubi, then I realized it's Ube in our local dialect. hehe.. Pero this is nice recipe. I'll try this out soon! Thanks for sharing. By the way you can place more Foodista widget in your past and future blogs so that other Foodista readers can follow and see your blog too. Just search for a related recipe or food in Foodista and use its widget. I hope to read more from you. Cheers!

Anonymous 29/1/17 23:47

Has anyone ever made this in a bread machine ? If so , how did it do ?


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