My brother tells me that ube bars are common in various neighborhood panaderia (bread bakery). I felt insulted. Not my kind of ube bars, I said. Mine are special!
I set to work to prove him wrong.
My bars have a lovely thick bottom crust… and the ube filling is full of ube flavor – not from a flavoring agent but from the real thing! And there is a thin, crackly crust on top too.
He sent me a pm a day later – he ate his words. He said – Definitely not panaderia fare!
(The little girl is likewise enamored with it!)