Philippines Cauayan Mission

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Yema Ball Recipe

From:Michael Nay (
Sent:Mon 9/12/11 6:52 AM
Here is a recipe that Sis. Carlos emailed to all of us. I have never had it to see if its good or not... but if you get a wild hair you can fix it up and be a Filipina Nanay! Sounds yummy to me.

This week we’re taking at look at….
Yema is a type of custard candy made from egg yolks and condensed milk. This is a common Filipino dessert and one of the easiest to make. The ingredients needed are readily available and this does not require a lot of cooking and preparation time. I first found yema balls at the Crown Bakery in Tuguegarao. They quickly became one of my local favorites! This recipe would be the perfect treat to share for Family Home Evening or any branch/ward gathering!
There are several ways to present this dessert - the most common is the use of colored cellophane. The mixture is scooped and placed inside individually cut cellophane. But you can fill a plate with the balls and cover the plate with plastic wrap and store in the fridge.
Try this Yema Ball recipe.
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1 can (14 ounces) condensed milk
3 egg yolk (separate the whites from the yolks and only use the yolks)
1/2 cup sugar (Optional: You can roll the balls in sugar once they are done)
Cooking procedure:
1. Place the butter in a heated saucepan and allow to melt
2. Stir-in the condensed milk and allow to cook for 3 minutes
3. Add the egg yolks then continue stirring for 2 minutes
4. Set the heat to medium and put-in the chopped peanuts then stir until the mixture becomes thick (about 15 to 20 minutes). Adjust heat to low when texture is about to be achieved.
5. Turn-off the heat and allow the mixture to cool down
6. When the temperature of the mixture is tolerable, scoop a spoonful then roll with your hands to form a sphere (ball shape).
7. Transfer to a serving dish and apply your desired presentation
8. Serve. Share and Enjoy!

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