Yema is a sweetened milk. It is usually wrapped in colorful plastic wrappers, which makes an excellent presentation. This dish is famous in the Philippines and is a real hit with children. Yema and pastillas are almost similar in taste. However, they are different in shape and texture. If yema becomes chewy, milky, and firm in texture, the result will be pastillas. It makes an excellent dessert or snack. It is an easy recipe, but some effort is required for the preparation. It must be consistently stirred to reach the required thickness and crunchiness.
- 1large can condensed milk
- 4 egg yolks
- 3 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp peanuts, crushed (optional)
- Servings: 3-4
- Level: Easy
- Cuisine: Filipino
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- Melt butter in a preheated saucepan. Pour the condensed milk and egg yolks .
- Continuous stirring over medium low heat and bring to a boil.
- Put in crushed peanuts, and stir continuously until sauce thickened.
- When mixture is thickened enough, turn off heat and let it cool.
- Mold into small balls or desired shape.
- Now, you can wrap them and ready to serve.
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