A friend of mine knows we like to experiment in the test kitchen and sends us different recipes to try. One recipe caught our eye that involved a purple yam called Ube. Ube is a popular ingredient in Filipino desserts and is usually combined with coconut to make a unique, semi-sweet taste. Not only is the taste different from typical American desserts but the color gives a vibrant appeal to the dish.
We decided to make a paste with fresh ube, coconut milk and some sugar and fill a croissant with it. The end result was pretty good but it needs a few adjustments to make it great. We will continue to experiment with ube croissants until we are satisfied and ready for everyone else to try it!
The picture below is fresh ube, a proofed ube croissant and the final product. The color and the layers turned out great in the pictures.