Ube Cheese Pandesal using Ubeness

Amor Kitchen
Ube Cheese Pandesal is simply a Filipino version of a bread roll infused with cheese and purple yam or ube as we call it now using Ubeness.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Filipino


  • Small Bowl
  • Large bowl
  • Dough Mixer
  • Tea Towel
  • oven
  • baking sheets


  • 375 ml Full Milk
  • 3 tspn Dry Yeast
  • 544 grams All-purpose flour or bread flour
  • 100 grams granulated sugar
  • 30 ml Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1 tspn Ubeness Purple Yam flavoring
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese cheddar cheese slices made for sandwiches
  • 100 grams bread crumbs


  • In a small bowl or cup, combine the lukewarm milk ( not too hot) and 1 tbsp sugar. Mix until dissolved. Add the dry yeast and let it stand for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes foamy.
  • In a separate large bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour or bread flour, salt and sugar) and mix thoroughly. Make a well in the center of the bowl then add the yeast mixture, cooking oil, Ubeness flavoring, and egg. Mix well.
  • Place the mixture in the dough mixer for 15 minutes until it forms a dough.
  • Transfer the dough to a clean flat surface then form it into à big ball, then sprinkle with flour to prevent it to be too sticky.
  • Pre-heat the oven at 100°C for 4 minutes then turn it off and place the dough inside. This will help the dough to rise better, especially during the winter months.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a tea towel and let it stand for about 90 minutes or until the size is has doubled.
  • Take the dough out of the oven then uncover the tea towel. Gently deflate the dough by giving it a light punch. Roll the dough into a log, cut, and divide it into 40 pieces at 30 grams per small portions. Flatten the dough and add in the cheese filling, seal and shape into a ball then roll each dough with bread crumbs.
  • Arrange the dough on the baking pan with baking sheets by 1/2 inch apart. Cover it with a clean tea towel and let rise for another 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, pre-heat the oven at 160°C. Bake at 160°C for 20 -25 minutes until the top is lightly brown. Serve warm.


Store in an air-tight container at room temperature.
Best before:
If stored at room temperature: 4 days
If stored in a refrigerator: 7 days
If stored in a freezer: 3 months
Keyword cheesecake, filipino bread, Pandesal, ube, ube cheese