Wednesday, May 5, 2010

#238_Sweet Ube Siopao/ Steamed Buns with Ube Filling

Ube Siopao
A fan of PinoyAmericanFavoriteRecipes on facebook, Angiel, suggested ube for a siopao filling when I posted a steamed bun with custard-like filling from a Chinese Buffet. So I thought, why not? I already have recipe for both the siopao dough and the ube halaya. I just combined the two recipes to make this sweet merienda. If you are a vegetarian, you'll love this.

Steamed Buns with ube filling

1-1/2 cups warm water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tsp. salt
4 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp. yeast

1) Put all the ingredients in the bread machine pan with the water at the bottom of pan. Place the dry ingredients on top. Turn the machine on dough cycle. This will take 30 minutes for the whole cycle to stir and knead the dough. When the cycle is finished turn off the machine and leave the dough in the bread machine to rise until doubled in bulk.

2) Take out dough and divide it into 20-24 pieces.

3) Roll out each piece into about 6 inches discs, should be thinner around the edges. Place about 1 heaping tablespoon of filling on the center of dough. Gather the edges, using the N-S and E-W or the 12 o'clock-6 o'clock and 9 o'clock-3 o'clock fashion. Meaning, take the 2 opposite sides and pinch them together, then the other 2 sides together, then gather the rest of the sides, pinching them altogether to seal well.

4) Oil the bottom of the filled dough before placing them on a piece of paper. You can use 2 1/2 square inch wax paper or parchment paper or just simply use muffin liners. Place the filled siopao smooth side up on the papers.

5) Let the dough rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes, before putting them in the steamer to steam. (Don't forget to place a clean kitchen towel over the steamer before putting the lid on so the water from the vapor will not drip on the buns).

6) Steam the siopao for 15-20 minutes.

Ube Halaya or Jalea de Ube

The recipe is really simple as you can see, it has only 3 ingredients and if you want a good workout for your arm, you'll want to try making this dessert.

1 package grated frozen ube, thawed out
1 stick butter
1 can condensed milk

1) Pass the thawed out ube through a sieve because you want this to be really smooth.
2) Put all the ingredients in a non-stick pan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture is thickened.



  1. I miss your blog posts. Hindi na nag work ang followers mo sa google reader.

    Sarap naman!

  2. I haven't tried making my own siopao, but it looks like fun to make. ; )

  3. Ebie, sorry it has taken me awhile to response. thank you for stopping by and hope all is well with you.

  4. Jeng, it's not that hard really, but I don't know about fun!

  5. U8my...ube is one of my favs too!

  6. How do you make an ube filling thats melty and liquid like?

  7. Hello anonymous, I don't think you want a liquid-y or runny ube filling because you will need a funnel to fill the dough.(hahaha, just kidding)