Ube Bread

Ube Bread
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Ube Bread
Malou Perez-Nievera

Ube Bread

So, here friends, I'm excited to share with you my first attempt to make ube bread... it's not as purple as other ube breads (maybe you could add more ube to make it look ube-esque), but this bread disappeared fast from my kitchen... Enjoy!

Deliver Ingredients


For the streusel

  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter

For the bread

  • Unsalted butter or cooking spray, for the loaf pan
  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup grated purple yam (ube)
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice


For the streusel

Grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with butter. In a bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, salt, and cinnamon. With a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the mixture is course.

For the bread

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In another bowl, combine the grated purple yam with the milk. Beat in the eggs. Add the flour mixture gradually. Add the vinegar and mix thoroughly. Pour into the loaf pan. Add the streusel on top of the ube bread. Bake for about 30-40 minutes, remove from the oven and let cool.

Ube Bread Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for - flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Ube Bread Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness - it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.