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Ube Loaf Bread

Soft bread filled with creamy ube halaya or purple yam jam, You can use either store-bought or homemade. Either way, this ube loaf bread is delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Asian, Filipino
Keyword Ube Loaf
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Rise time for the dough 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 264kcal
Author sanna


  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour plus 1/4 cup reserved
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 and 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter or 43 grams
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 and 1/4 cup ube halaya (homemade or store-bought) measured using a liquid measuring cup

For the Egg Wash

  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 large egg


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, sugar, salt and active dry yeast. Whisk well.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave butter, milk and water until the butter melts. The temperature of the mixture should be between 110-115 F. Re-heat in the microwave when necessary. 
  • Add the butter mixture to the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl. Stir the mixture using a wooden spoon until incorporated. Add the egg and stir. Add some of the reserved flour gradually while stirring until the mixture turns into a soft dough that gathers in the center of the bowl. You may not need all the flour.
  • Turn the dough onto a floured board and knead for 6-12 minutes, until it is smooth and elastic. Let the dough rest for ten minutes in a bowl, covered.
  • Roll the dough using a rolling pin into a 14x10 inch rectangle. Spread the ube across the dough. Roll the short side of the dough to form a tight log. Cut the log into 4 equal portions using a sharp knife. Arrange the portions, cut side up in a greased 9x5 loaf pan.
  • To let the rolls rise, preheat oven to 200 F. Once the temperature is reached, turn OFF the oven and put the ube loaf inside. Let it rise for 60-90 minutes, or until the size is doubled. Take the ube loaf out of the oven. Preheat oven to 350 F. Brush the surface with egg wash. Bake the loaf for 18-22 minutes or until the top is golden.

Egg wash

  • Beat one tablespoon of milk with 1 egg. Brush on the surface of the ube loaf.


Nutrition Facts
Ube Loaf Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 331mg14%
Potassium 287mg8%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 8620IU172%
Vitamin C 8.6mg10%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 8620IU | Vitamin C: 8.6mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2.4mg