Tagaytay is about 60km or 37miles located south of Manila, just about an hour drive. The place is near enough for Manilenos (people living in Manila) to visit the city every now and then. Here is where they do picnics, ride horses, eat or just to enjoy the cold weather. A perfect get away from the hassle and buzzle of Manila.
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Tagaytay, with its cold weather is blessed with local produce such as fruits and vegetables plus delicacies such as jams and pies. But there is something I always buy whenever I go to this place - Good Shepherd's UBE JAM!
Good Shepherd, as it is well known, is actually a convent of nuns who are obviously called Good
Shepherd Sisters. The nuns there make the best (in my opinion) ube jam. It is thick, not so sweet and very ube!
Excited, I bought two packs of 900gms ube jam for I intend to make pies and some other ube goodies. B opposed for she said it is too much, I disagreed and went ahead to buy the two until we arrived home and realized that, yeah, it is too much *wink* Well, what else can I do but to put this ube into use.
Aside from eating the jam as it is, several desserts can be made out of this lovely jam and one of which is this Pastillas de Ube.
According to Google Translate, pastilla means tablet so Pastillas de Ube's literal translation would be Ube Tablets. Although, here in the Philippines (I don't know if this is also true everywhere else) when we say pastillas, it means sweet milk candy usually with sugar coating. Still some pastillas being sold are hard but is still has milk in it *wink*
This candy (if you can call it candy) is so easy to make. Only 3 ingredients and you are good to go!
PASTILLAS DE UBE
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1 cup prepared ube jam
2.5 cups powdered milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar (for coating)
1. In a mixing bowl, combine jam and milk and mix until well incorporated.
2. Using your precious tool (your hands) form balls or logs of ube mixture and coat with sugar.
3. You may opt to wrap them individually with paper or colored cellophane.
* Store in the fridge for not more than 1 week.