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Ube Maruya Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup mashed ube (purple yam)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Vegetable oil for frying

Special equipment needed:
- Deep fryer or large pot for frying
- Mixing bowls
- Whisk
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Paper towels

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
2. In another bowl, mix the mashed ube, water, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined.
3. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, whisking until smooth.
4. Heat the vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large pot over medium-high heat.
5. Using a spoon, drop the batter into the hot oil and fry until golden brown, turning occasionally.
6. Remove the maruya from the oil and drain on paper towels.
7. Serve warm and enjoy!

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
5. Temperature:
Oil temperature: 350°F
Serving size:
Makes about 20 pieces

Nutritional information:
Calories per serving: 150
Total fat: 6g
Saturated fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 25mg
Sodium: 140mg
Total carbohydrates: 22g
Dietary fiber: 1g
Sugar: 8g
Protein: 3g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Instead of mashed ube, you can use mashed sweet potato or pumpkin.
- You can substitute vegetable oil with canola oil or peanut oil.

- Add shredded coconut to the batter for extra texture and flavor.
- Drizzle honey or caramel sauce over the maruya for a sweet twist.
- Serve with whipped cream or ice cream for a decadent dessert.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure the oil is hot enough before frying to ensure the maruya cooks evenly and doesn't absorb too much oil.
- Use a spoon to drop the batter into the oil to make uniform-sized pieces.
- Don't overcrowd the fryer or pot to prevent the maruya from sticking together.

Storage instructions:
- Store leftover maruya in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
- To freeze, place the maruya in a freezer-safe container and store for up to 1 month.

Reheating instructions:
- To reheat, place the maruya in a preheated oven at 350°F for 5-10 minutes or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Arrange the maruya on a platter and dust with powdered sugar.
- Serve with a side of fruit or a dollop of whipped cream.

- Powdered sugar
- Caramel sauce
- Honey
- Whipped cream

- Coffee or tea
- Hot chocolate
- Milk

Suggested side dishes:
- Fresh fruit salad
- Vanilla ice cream
- Whipped cream

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the batter is too thick, add a little more water until it reaches a smooth consistency.
- If the maruya is too oily, try reducing the heat of the oil or draining on paper towels longer.

Food safety advice:
- Always use clean and sanitized utensils and equipment when preparing food.
- Make sure the oil is hot enough to prevent bacterial growth.

Food history:
- Maruya is a popular Filipino snack made with mashed bananas or sweet potatoes. The addition of ube, a popular ingredient in Filipino cuisine, adds a unique flavor and color to the dish.

Flavor profiles:
- Ube maruya is sweet and slightly nutty, with a crispy exterior and soft, fluffy interior.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve as a snack or dessert.

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Region: Filipino

Taste: Sweet, Nutty, Creamy, Tropical