How To Make Ube Hopia

BY FOODACIOUSLY

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A traditional dessert from the Philippines, ube hopias are small pastry cakes with a flaky crust and a creamy ube filling. Learn how to make these sweet treats from scratch!

1

Ube FIlling

For the filling, use ube halaya, a sweet creamy "jam" of Filipino purple yams. You can get it online or make it yourserlf following our recipe below!

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2

Water Dough

Mix the dough ingredients in the recipe below to make the "water dough".

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3

Oil Dough

Then, mix flour with oil to make the "oil dough", which replaces butter in the classic hopia puff pastry dough.

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4

Spread & Fold

Spread the oil dough over the water dough and fold, sealing the edges.

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5

Lamination

Fold and roll the dough to laminate the oil and water dough layers. Repeat 3 times, chilling the dough in the fridge between rounds.

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6

Cut Out Squares

Roll out the dough one more time, cut it into squares, and flatten them into thin dough wrappers.

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7

Fill The Hopias

Fill each wrapper with ube halaya, fold the dough over, and shape the hopia cake with the help of a small cup.

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8

Bake

Bake the ube hopias seam side up, then flip them, and keep baking until golden and crusty.

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9

And Enjoy!

Savour these delicious pastry cakes warm or cold with an iced tea or a tropical smoothie!

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