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Ube Halaya Pancake (sweet purple yam pancake)

Ube Halaya Pancake

My children love pancakes, I make it for them every weekend and between them they can eat up to 10 pancakes. This recipe is somewhat an accident I had some Ube halaya left over from the Supper Club over the weekend so I thought what if I added it with the pancake? Viola! It worked! Filipinos love Ube also called purple yam, they put it in nearly every desert possible. It’s a topping on Halo-Halo (literally mean mix-mix), it can be an ice cream, flavour for cakes, added with rice cakes to name a few. I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Ube Halaya Pancake (sweet purple yam pancake)

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  • 1 cup plain flour, sifted
  • 1 ¼ cup milk mix with ¼ water
  • 2 eggs
  • 80g butter
  • ¼ cup sugar (optional)
  • pinch of salt (small)
  • 100g grated ube or purple yam
  • ½ cup condense milk



In a large mixing bowl sift the plain flour and salt, if you’re adding sugar you can add it now too. Mix and make a gap in the middle of the flour


Break the eggs into the gap then mix well including the flour at the edge of the bowl. You can us a whisker or even a fork is good too!


Gradually add the milk and water mixture into the flour, continue whisking until you add all of the liquid. Melt the butter and add 2 tablespoons to the batter then mix well. The rest of the butter can be used for greasing the pan


By this time the ube halaya should be cooled already. Mix it well into the batter


Heat the pan on high heat at first and then turn it down to medium heat before putting some butter


Using a ladle pour some batter into a pan and tip it around side to side until you can evenly base the pan with the batter. It should take less than a minute or so, then check the pancake, when you see a hint of gold underneath then it’s ready to flip to the other side this should only take a few seconds then it’s ready. You can easily slide it off the pan into a plate


Stack the pancakes as you make them then serve warm


Ube Halaya Recipe: 1. Add 2 tablespoons of butter in a milk pan on low heat 2. When the butter is melted add the condensed milk, stir until it’s warm 3. Add the grated ube halaya and continue to stir until it’s thickened but not too thick 4. Take it off the heat and put it in a container and leave it to cool

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