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