Ube Cheese Pandesal using Ubeness

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 Time30 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Resting Time2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time3 hours 15 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: cheesecake, filipino bread, Pandesal, ube, ube cheese
Author: Amor Kitchen


  • 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