Friday, May 06, 2011

Ube Halaya

Ube Halaya is a dessert made from boiled and grated purple yam which is locally known in the Philippines as “Ube”. Aside from Ube Halaya, different desserts and pastries such as ice cream, tarts, and cakes makes use of this root crop.
In this presentation, I used a ready-made boiled grated ube that I got from the Asian store. Having a prepared product such as this saves me time but I still prefer making this dessert from scratch using uncooked purple yam (If only there is any available). For those who are using uncooked purple yam – simply boil and mash them before proceeding with the steps below.
1 lb. boiled purple yam, grated, shredded, or mashed
14 ounces condensed milk (about 1 can)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup butter

Cooking procedure:
1. Heat a cooking pot then put-in the butter and let it melt.
2. Add the condensed milk then stir well.
3. Put-in the purple yam then continue stirring.
4. Add the vanilla extract and stir occasionally until the texture of the mixture becomes really thick (about 15 to 20 minutes under low fire)
5. Transfer the mixture to a mold or any container and let the temperature cool down.
6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours then serve.
7. Share and enjoy!

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