Prepare five 7″x2″ foil strips. Form into rings and set aside.
Heat skillet or griddle over medium-high heat then grease with shortening or vegetable oil.
Stir hotcake mix and water with fork or wire whisk until smooth.
Place prepared rings in the griddle pan.
Pour 2 tablespoons butter in each ring.
When edges begin to dry, top with ube or any preserve available then cover with a tablespoon of pancake mix.
Cook until brown then turn to cook the other side.