How to make Ube Piaya

Ube Piaya

  • Author: alingoday
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


Ube Piaya. Piaya is a popular Filipino sweet toasted flatbread. It has thin crust with a hidden muscovado filling or ube filling and toasted in a gridle.



2 cups Al Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Shortening, cut into cubes or 1/2 Cooking Oil
4 tbsp. Sugar
1/2 cup cold Water
2 tbsp. Sesame Seeds
For Filling:
1 cup Ube Haleya/Ube Jam


  1. Combine 2 cups flour, sugar and 1/2 cup lard in a mixing bowl. Mix it well using your clean hands till it becomes crumbly in texture.
  2. Once crumbly, add 1/2 cup cold water and continue to mix it till it forms a dough. If the dough is too sticky, sprinkle a good amount of flour on your clean worktop and work the dough well by kneading till the dough is no longer sticky.
  3. Form the dough into a log and cut into 20 pcs. Set aside.
  4. Roll 1 piece of dough in between your palms to form into a ball. Sprinkle a bit of flour in you work top. Flatten the dough using a rolling pin.
  5. Scoop the ube haleya into the flattened dough and seal it. Sprinkle sesame seeds on work top. Flatten again using a rolling pin. Repeat the procedure for the rest of the remaining dough.
  6. Pre-heat pan. Transfer the piaya into pan. Cook on medium low heat until both sides are brown.
  7. Transfer in plate and ready to serve. Enjoy!

  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Filipino

Keywords: piaya, piyaya, bread, baking