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Yema – This is a sweet, soft and gooey custard dessert that is native to the Philippines. Yema has a very simple ingredients that you can likely find in your kitchen. It is mainly made with egg yolk, sugar and condensed milk.

Yema Recipe


  • 2 medium sized cans condensed milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp margarine or butter
  • 3 tbsp peanuts, chopped
  • toothpicks or cellophane for wrapping


  1. Pour the condensed milk in a pot over low heat, and then add the egg yolks. Stir.
  2. Add the margarine or butter, and keep on stirring until the mixture thickens. Add the chopped peanuts.
  3. Stir continuously to avoid burning and sticking at the bottom of the pan. This will also ensure that it is evenly cooked.
  4. Lower the heat once the desired consistency is almost achieved which is about 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Let the mixture cool off.
  6. Scoop a spoonful of the mixture and start rolling it into a ball or shaping it into a pyramid with your hands.
  7. You can roll them in sugar, stick them in toothpicks or wrap in cellophane or paper.

Looking for other Lutong Bahay Recipes to try on? Feel free to check out our ulam recipes, desserts recipes and snacks recipes.

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