i have always loved purple,
and i seem to gravitate towards anything in this colour.
lucky for me, several of my favourite delicasies from the philippines
are made with ube (purple yam).
while we were visiting,
my talented brother-in-law whipped up the most beautiful ube cake.
the cake's purpleness was so deep and majestic...
and when you take a whiff, you can smell the intensity of ubeness within
in between each layer is a coating of macapuno (sweet coconut) and whipped cream.
this is dangerous because together, the coconut and purple yam
make for a deadly combination of flavours.
the topping is the fluffiest meringue i have ever tasted...
again delicately enhanced with ube flavouring
finally, what better way to finish the look
but with purple yam sticks, individually filled with... yes, you guess correctly... ube !!!
isn't it spectacular?
all i can say is.... u:ber ube u rock !!!