Ube Butter Mochi – this sweet treat brings a new take to the Hawaiin treat that is Butter Mochi. Given that ube is a popular flavoring you can see in the majority of Filipino desserts, you can consider this as under the Filipino variation category. If you are not familiar with ube, it is purple yam or sweet potato. It is often turned into a jam called ube halaya and used for flavoring.
When describing ube flavoring, it leans towards the sweet side but holds a unique depth that defines it. With mochi, there is no shortage of options to how you can enjoy the soft and chewy treat. By combining the two along with butter, you get a sweet and rich treat with a delightful consistency. There are different ways you can go about making this dish and this recipe is one of them:
Ube Butter Mochi
- 5 large eggs room temperature
- 2 cups fresh milk
- 1 ounces coconut milk 13.5 or 400ml can
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
- 2 tsp ube flavor
- 1 oz pack 16 /1 pound or 4 cups glutinous rice flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- Preheat your oven at 350F/180C
- Pour eggs and milk into a medium sized mixing bowl and mix them together until the egg is full beaten.
- Add the butter, coconut milk, and vanilla into the mixture and stir until everything is fully combined
- Pour the flour, sugar, and baking powder into a large mixing bowl and mix them together until they're all combined. Once the dry ingredients are combined, make a hole in the center and slowly pour the wet ingredients into the hole.
- Stir your wet and dry ingredients together until they're all fully incorporated.
- Line a 13×9 baking dish or pan with parchment paper or grease the pan generously with butter or oil. Pour mixture in prepared pan.
- Pour your mixture into the pan and bake for hour or until the top is golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let cool for few minutes before slicing and serving the treat
History of the Ube Butter Mochi
While mochi is a treat that has Japanese origins, Ube Butter Mochi is, as stated, a variation of the sweet known as butter mochi. Butter mochi is basically a type of sticky cake with butter and coconut as the star flavors. Think of it as a chewier version of a blondie. A similar dish you can compare butter mochi to in the Philippines would be cassava cake. It is a made from grated cassava, coconut milk, and condensed milk with a custard layer on top. Just like with butter mochi, you can try out the dessert either plain or with ube flavoring.