Ube cheese pandesal is great. People love it, and rightly so because it marries three Filipino favorites. But we can’t help but wonder—with such an ingenious innovation, why have we limited ourselves to just this? The trend proves that there are endless possibilities in the world of panaderia bread. To drive a nail to this point, we’re putting ube in Spanish bread.
This recipe lets you mix and match dough and filling. Heck, if you read between the lines, you can even make just a good ol’ plain Spanish bread. (But why would you do that if you can put ube?!) Don’t be intimidated by the shaping part. If there’s anything the lockdown has taught us, shaping is the second best part of making bread (second to actually eating it, duh). If you’re having trouble making sense of how to do it, just imagine yourself rolling up a slice of pizza.