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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
Ingredients
  Unsalted butter 3 Tablespoon
  Condensed milk 1 Can (10 oz)
  Egg yolks 3
  Peanuts 3 Tablespoon, chopped
Directions

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: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Pan Roasting
Interest: 
Holiday
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Butter, Milk Product
Servings: 
6
Subtitle: 
Filipino Caramel Coated Custard Candy Balls
This video is in Filipino.

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