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. They are, however, different in shape and texture. If yema becomes chewy, milky, and firm in texture, the result will be pastillas. It is an easy recipe and makes an excellent dessert or snack. But some effort is required for the preparation. When making yema, it must be consistently stirred to reach the required thickness and crunchiness.
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- 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 the butter in a preheated saucepan. Pour in the condensed milk and egg yolks .
- Continuously stir over medium low heat and bring it to a boil.
- Add the crushed peanuts and stir continuously until the sauce thickens.
- When the mixture is thick enough, turn off the heat and let it cool.
- Mold it into small balls or your desired shape.
- Now, you can wrap them, and you’re ready to serve.
- Enjoy your tasty yema!