Yema balls, as Filipino confections, are sweets made from milk and egg yolk.
It is cooked until thick, then rolled in sugar before wrapping in colored cellophane.
Yema is actually a Spanish confection made with egg yolk and sugar. Literally, it means yolk.
This yema recipe tastes like a candied Leche Flan.
The book Culture and Customs of Spain by Edward F. Stanton states,
"Andalucia's convents offer heavenly temptations lovingly prepared by nuns who follow ancient recipes.. mantecados and polvorones...yemas...
Some of these treats(yema) still bear the names of the famous nuns or convents : yemas de Santa Teresa from the Carmelite nuns of Avila, yemas de San Leandro from Sevilla, yemas de San Pablo from the religious order in Caceres".
Interesting to know where our Yema confections most possibly came from, isn't it?
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IN THE PANTRY:
COOKING TIME : 40 minutes
PREPARATION TIME : 20 minutes(Cooling time not included)
1 Beat the egg yolks with the condensed milk and lemon extract to mix thoroughly.
2 Cook over low heat for 30 - 35 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly.
3 Cool for a couple hours before forming.
4 Using a melon baller or small ice cream scooper, portion into small balls.
5 Form into balls and roll in sugar.
6 Wrap in colored cellophane and serve.