The Ensaymada Project is a "great find." I now have a source of unique food gifts. I received a package of the assorted varieties in Dec 2016. The ensaymadas were a big hit and instant fave at home. They were a special treat considering that we don't have shops selling these in our local community. So I didn't think twice when I needed to give gifts to my sister and family friend. I specifically ordered their all-UBE dozen package knowing that this flavor is craved for by many Filipinos. They were warmly received and thoroughly enjoyed! I highly recommend the decadent ensaymadas to anyone. I'm also impressed by their customer service...very accommodating, patient, and efficient.
Ube Ensaymada (priced per dozen)
Ube – a tropical purple yam – has a unique flavor that goes hand in hand with its distinct purple color. Ube is very popular in the Philippines and is used in pastries, cakes, and ice cream. The Ube ensaymada boasts of a rich ube cream topping that melts into the heated brioche. Get ready to join the family of ube lovers!
I just sent 2 dozen to each of my siblings in the Bay Area over the holidays and it was a hit! I think I just started a new holiday tradition :)
You can taste the distinct ube flavor and yet it does not overpower the ensaymada.
Can easily be one's favorite. I love alternating this with the classic ensaymada,
The ube ensaymada is simply perfection. I bought 2 dozen and I'm slowly eating it for the next month. A perfect start to the morning or end of the day treat. I've been eating it for the past 2 weeks and I still crave it. The ensaymada is so fluffy and light and the frosting just melts in your mouth. I love microwaving it for 30 seconds from the freezer. The bread portion is nice and toasty while the center of the frosting is still a bit cool. It's the perfect combination of textures and flavors. Definitely will be replenishing my stock when I run out.
This is my favorite flavor. Tastes like ube ice cream on ensaymada. It's a little slice of heaven!
I was expecting to find ube filling and was surprised there was none. The ube flavor is in the cream, and I think I actually prefer it this way. It is subtle and doesn't overwhelm - there is a hint of ube in every bite. My husband, who is not a big fan of sweets, absolutely loves this. He and my boys went through an entire box (slowly but with great gusto!) and are requesting more. If you are looking for a strong ube taste, this may not be for you. But If you'd like something a little more delicate, this is definitely worth a try.