Yema Recipe

Yema Candy

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Yemas were originally made with only egg yolks and sugar, heated and stirred until the consistency is thick. Traditionally, it is covered in colorful plastic wrap and shaped into pyramid.




  1. In a bowl, combine egg yolks, condensed milk and lime zest or vanilla essence. Stir together until well-blended.
  2. In a non-stick pan over low heat, transfer egg and milk mixture. Cook, stirring regularly. Continuously scrape bottom and sides of pan to prevent burning. Continue to cook until the consistency becomes thick enough to form shape.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Let it cool down.
  4. Cut the cellophane into 3×3 inch pieces. Scoop 1 tablespoons of mixture and place it on the wrapper. Wrap the yema while molding to form a pyramid shape piece. Continue to wrap the yema until all the mixture are consumed.
  5. Serve . Share and enjoy.


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Keywords: egg-yolk based candy, quick and easy, traditional, classic dessert