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Filipino Yema Ball

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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. 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 then manually molded until the shape becomes pyramid-like. Others roll the mixture until the shape becomes spherical and place them in a small paper cup or use some frill picks to go with it. Majority just eat it as it cools
  Unsalted butter 3 Tablespoon
  Condensed milk 1 Can (10 oz)
  Egg yolks 3
  Peanuts 3 Tablespoon, chopped

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!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Asian, Filipino
Pan Roasting
Holiday, Kids
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Butter, Milk Product
Filipino Caramel Coated Custard Candy Balls
This video is in Filipino.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 272 Calories from Fat 138

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.4%

Saturated Fat 7.7 g38.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 124.7 mg41.6%

Sodium 65.8 mg2.7%

Total Carbohydrates 27 g9.1%

Dietary Fiber 0.64 g2.5%

Sugars 26.1 g

Protein 7 g13.9%

Vitamin A 8.4% Vitamin C 2%

Calcium 15.3% Iron 3.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Filipino Yema Ball Recipe Video, Filipino Caramel Coated Custard Candy Balls