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  1. Hi, just wondering if u can give me more info about the powdered Ube flavoring? Where can u get it? Brand? Thank you 😊

    1. Hi Joyce,
      I bought the powdered ube flavoring in Asian store, It’s the one used for making bubble tea. I’ll try to get the Brand for you. If you can’t get your hands on some powdered ube flavoring, you can add more McCormick ube extract by making it 1 1/2 tbsp. Thank you and happy baking!

          1. Hi dear I meant I have no Ube powder but you said I can use Ube extract for it, so how much Ube extract to substitute Ube powder

          2. Hi Loraine,
            Add additional 2 tbsp ube extract to replace the ube powder. Goodluck

    1. Hi Amichelle,
      I can definitely say yes to using sandwich slice cheese, just fold it so it will fit in the dough. FOr mozzarella cheese, it depends on what kind, the ready to eat type can probably work but not the fresh one. Hope this helps. Thank you for dropping by and happy baking.

    1. Hi Rhea,
      Thanks for dropping by, It says in the recipe card that you pre-heat the oven at 160°Celcius that is equivalent to 320°F
      “While waiting, preheat oven at 160°c
      After resting the dough place inside the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 mins.”
      The temperature set at preheating is also the temp for baking! Good luck and happy baking!

  2. Mine wAs doughy after adding the milk and yeast. So I decide to add a little water and when butter was added it became sticky so I added a little bit of bread flour.

    Can you give the us measurements for some of the ingredients?

    1. Hi Sharina,
      First of all, thank you for dropping by. What particular ingredients do you want in US measurements? I sent you an email and hope that helps. HAppy baking

    1. Hi Neth,
      Where are you located? I personally live in France and the cheese I used is very common in local stores in Europe. However, you can just use any type of meltable cheese. Many thanks!

    1. Hi Gina,
      Make sure to seal the dough really well after placing the cheese inside. You can also lessen the cheese first and add more to see if it will ooze out. hope this helps. Thanks and good luck!

      1. Thank you.
        I also have the same problem with Jessica. I’m using Giron Foods powdered purple yam. You can’t taste the ube flavor.

    1. Hi Grace,
      Yes you can but I don’t have a measurement for it since the recipe gives a soft bread already. Hope this helps.

  3. Hello! I made this one but it doesn’t taste like ube. But perfectly turns out like a pandesal. How can I improve the taste? Thank you! 😊

    1. Hi Jessica
      Thank you for dropping by. What brand are you using for the powdered ube flavoring? Let me know.

    1. Hi Raquel,
      Yes, you can use All-Purpose Flour. Its the same measurement with bread flour.
      Thank you and Happy Baking!

  4. Hi! I wonder if I can use ube jam or the real ube halaya for this recipe? Will it still turn out the same? Thanks!

    1. Hi Maria,
      Yes you can use ube jam or real ube halaya. Just omit the powdered ube in the ingredients.
      Expect the dough to be more sticky.
      Do not add too much flour when kneading or else the bread will be tough.

  5. Hi there! Your recipe says to use 2 Tbsp ube extract, but in the video it says 1 tsp. Can you clarify the correct amount, please? (The extract is very hard to find in London at the moment so I want to make sure I get it right!)

    1. Hi Julia,
      Please follow the recipe card which is 2 Tbsp. The video is a guide for the process.
      Thnak youand happy baking!

    1. Hi Marie,
      Yes, you can use soften butter or oil same quantity 33 grams or 2TBSP + 1tsp.

      Thanks and Happy baking!

  6. it possible to use ube extract and liquid flavouring if I don’t have ube powder?thank u..

    1. Hi Laurice,
      You can store it in an airtight container and will be good for 2-3 days.
      If you place it inside a fridge (sealed in a container) it will last up to 5 days
      but remember to heat it in a microwave or oven.

  7. Hi. Can I use ube paste instead of ube powder? Whats the measurement for the ube paste? Thanks!

    1. Hi Susan,
      Yes you can use ube paste but I haven’t tried it yet so I can’t give you a measurement.
      I can suggest trying with 2 tbsp first and go from there.

  8. Do you have measurements for us measurements? Can i use instant yeast instead of dry active yeast? Thank you

    1. Hello Marie,
      Thank you for dropping by.Please see the video at the bottom of the recipe card where the measurements are Converted to US.
      Yes, you can use the instant yeast and add directly to dry ingredients.

      1. Hi Mia! Really interested to know how the ube pandesal will taste like so tried it today. Can you please help me in identifying what I did wrong because the dough was too difficult knead (somehow dry) and it didnt also rise after resting it for an hour.

        The things I changed from the procedure were:

        Added the instant yeast in the warm milk + 2tbsp of sugar just to check if it’s still active.

        Used softened butter since I dont have vegetable shortening.

        Id really like to be successful in this recipe you shared.

        Hoping to hear from you soon!

        1. Hi Nalyn,
          First, thank you for dropping by. Can you please tell me what kind of flour you used? If you’re using bread flour and it’s a bit dry, you can add 1 tbsp water or milk at a time until you get the desired consistency (not too wet and not too dry). Another reason is if you are using instant yeast, you don’t have to add milk, you can add instant yeast directly to dry ingredients. You activate yeast in warm water or milk if you are using dry active yeast. Hope this helps and just ask if you need any help.

  9. What if i dont have ube powder, just i have ube jam and ube essence. Is this okay? Im afraid the dough will not form?

    1. I dont have ube powder or ube flavoring, what i have is ube jam in the bottle and ube extract/essence only.

      1. I read that you can use the ube from bubble tea? Hmmmm can you tell more? It is the taro powder? It will give a color as well?

        1. Hi Joyce,
          I wouldn’t suggest it since I haven’t tried it. I’m not sure if you’ll get the same taste using the taro powder.

    1. Hi Gia,
      You can add an egg if you fancy and won’t make any difference but I like to stick with the traditional way of making pandesal without egg.

  10. 5 stars
    same thing happened to me..Dust it with flour while forming into dough balls and see the more sticky dough 🙂

  11. Hello.just wondering if i can prepare and rest my dough overnight.and bake it in the morning time.thanks.

    1. Hi Girlie,
      Yes, you can make the dough and let it rest overnight inside the fridge to slow down the fermentation (cover with cling film). Take it out 1 to 1 1/2 hours before shaping them into pandesal at room temperature. Once the dough is shaped let it rise for 30 minutes more or until double in size. Hope this helps.

  12. 5 stars
    Thanks bunchies for this recipe! Mine turned out sobrang lambot and masarap!!! I did not find any ube halaya or powder – I only used flavoring so the ube flavor is not that pronounced but overall the taste, texture and appearance is pretty decent. Next time na lang I’ll make sure that I have all ingredients na para perfect na sya hihihi! Oh btw, I think the use of grahams on genius! Thanks again so much! ❤️

    1. Hi Sandy,
      Thank you for the positive feedback! Happy that we are part of your baking adventures. Best!

  13. Hi,
    Just would like to ask what if I only have ube powder, do I need to increase the amount to conpensate for the flavoring and ube extract? Thanks…

    1. Hi Michelle,
      Yes, you can add an additional of 2 tbsp of ube powder. If you find that the dough is too dry, gradually add 1 tbsp of warm milk or water until you achieve an elastic consistency.
      Hope this helps and good luck!

  14. Can you please convert your recipes to cups and tablespoons? I want also the recipes of siopao and ube cup cake. Thanks!

  15. Hi,
    If i would like to make more should i just double all the ingredients? Also, any tips for the ube pandesal to stay nice and soft? I have tried some recipes for pandesal and they usually becomes hard even when kept in a container.

    1. Hi Jean,
      Yes, just double the ingredients if you want to make more. A few suggestions to keep them softer longer is to use less flour to cover the counter when kneading the dough. Make sure that the dough has good rise. Lard or vegetable shortening is better than butter. Hope this helps. Happy baking!

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