Ube Halaya or Jalea de Ubi

Apr 07

ube HalayaUbe (Purple Yam) Halaya is one of my favorite desserts that I remember with fondness. Mom often prepared Ube Halaya in a pyrex dish. I liked the natural purple color instead of the bright purple color that I often see in commercial ube halaya. The best ube comes from Bohol because of its aromatic fragrance and sweetness. Perhaps, this legend explains the gift granted to the Bohol Ube Kinampay. Kinampay is a kind of ubi, the most expensive kind yet there are many varieties that are named Kinampay. The Bohol Ube Kinampay can be found in Dauis, Panglao, Tagbilaran, Corella and other southwestern towns of Bohol.

Granting you have the Bohol Ube, here is a simple recipe of Ube Halaya prepration. There are many variations that use coconut milk and evaporated milk but I use condensed milk.

Procedure

1. Boil 1/2 kilo of ubi.

2. When cooked, peel and mash. Pass through a wire strainer or sinamay. You should have 2 cups of mashed ubi.

3. Cook over low heat with 1 can condensed mik and 1/4 cup margarine until thick, stirring all the time to prevent burning.

4. Mold in greased pans. Cool.

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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (367 Posts)

Noemi, Editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles is a 55 year old mother to three kids and is married to Atty. Luis H. Dado. She loves being a full time mother and homemaker after retiring as a Researcher/Consultant from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries in 1987. Now that her children are all college graduates, she devotes her time to grief support, blogging, new media events and using her blogs to promote online advocacies. Her personal blog is at aboutmyrecovery.com, which garnered numerous awards such as Best Website, Blog Category during the 9th and 10th Philippine Web Awards. Her blog also won in the Blog- Personal Category of the DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards 2007 and Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award (in honor of family-oriented blogging) 2007 Philippine Blog Award. Globe also recognized her as Digital Elder in the 2009 Philippine Blog Award.


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  • http://msn.com Elma Hull

    Thank you for the shared recipe, it is very useful when you needed it. I am looking for the recipe of the cake called San’sRebal? Elma

  • http://myfinds-mikky.blogspot.com/ Mikky

    didn’t realize it was that easy… thanks for sharing your recipe :)

  • u8mypinkcookies

    sarap!!!

  • http://www.hereinthephilippines.com Tourist Spot in the Philippines

    Sarap talaga Pinoy food :) kapag new year sa Philippines di pwedeng mawala ang ube :D