Monday, December 31, 2012

Halayang Ube/Purple Jam For New Year

                                                              Coconut Sprinkles
Coconut Milk

Ale Ube/Halayang Ube

Ube (Purple Yam) (Dioscorea alata)

What makes Holidays more exciting just like Christmas and New Year is the Dessert we get to taste and although the preparation maybe different but still the yummy outcome is always there.

We did rice cake, leche flan and Ube Jam last night and i got the chance to do the Ube Jam and had fun doing it.


2 kilos ube yam root (4.5 lbs) or powdered ube (purple yam can found in filipino store)
2 cans (28 ounces) condensed milk
2 cups butter or margarine
2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
5 cups of fresh coconut milk
3 cups of brown sugar
2 cups of fresh grated coconut meat (separate preparation, see below)


Wash the Ube thoroughly to remove the dirt.  Submerge them in water in a deep pot.  Boil until soft.  Drain and let it cool.  Peel the boiled ube yam.  Grate finely and mashed them.  Heat a deep pan and melt butter or margarine.  Add grated Ube .   Keep mixing to prevent the Ube from sticking to the bottom of the pan.  Add condense milk and coconut milk.  Keep stirring.  Add vanilla extract. Keep stirring.  Remove from heat and set it in a deep dish.  Smooth the top with a spatula.  Sprinkle the top with the brown coconut meat (see below how to prepare this).  Cut into squares and serve.

How to prepare coconut sprinkles

Heat pan in high heat.  Add fresh, grated coconut meat.  Let it simmer until it turns brown while occasionally stirring to keep it from burning.  The white, grated coconut milk when it turns deep drown will shrivel to tiny clumps while releasing oil.  This means, it is done.  Drain the oil.  Sprinkle the brown coconut on top of the Ube pudding.

Place on well oiled or buttered 3-cup mold. Chill until ready to serve. Unmold on a platter just before serving.

Cooking procedure cited from Google

To make it easier, I did check on google for a step by step on how to do it to share with everyone. It did come out really good and the taster said it did taste good and we all enjoyed it.

I would recommend this , although it takes time to do it and the mixing while cooking it takes longer, depend on how much you prepare, still worth the time doing it.

Enjoy and Happy New Year!

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