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Yema

By: Gene Gonzalez


Yema

These little balls are made with the simplest ingredients—eggs and sugar—yet they taste so good that one piece is never enough. When forming them into balls, dust hands with sugar to keep the mixture from sticking to your palms.

Makes
40 balls  
Prep Time
15 minutes 
Cooking Time
1 hour

 

For the filling
36 egg yolks
12 whole eggs
1 kilo white sugar

For the caramel coating
2 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

 

1  Combine egg yolks and whole eggs with white sugar in a double boiler. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture is thick.

Cool mixture, then form into balls and sprinkle with sugar. Keep yema balls in the refrigerator while you prepare the caramel coating.

3  In a heavy duty saucepan, mix  white sugar, water, and cream of tartar. Boil until sugar has completely dissolved and turned caramel in color.  (Click to see How to Make Caramel Sauce)

Then dip each yema ball in the syrup. Work quickly before the caramel hardens. Set dipped yema balls on a pan greased with oil or lined with a nonstick silicone sheet. Cool completely.

RELATED recipes:  How to Make Yema,   Yema Cakekakanin recipes
 

 

Photography by David Hanson  | Food Styling by Gene Gonzalez of CACS | Prop Styling by Sharlene Tan Props from Rustan’s Department Store

 




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  • Bendee Dec 24 2010 @ 08:55am Report Abuse
       
    I don't have enough eggs. Only 12 left. Is there a smaller version of this?
    32 is just too many.
  • MARY ANN MAGSAYSAY Aug 26 2010 @ 03:23pm Report Abuse
       
    Oh my good Lord, I can almost taste this! WOW! Thank you Gene Gonsalez! Thank you Yummy!!!
  • Kat Aug 26 2010 @ 01:12pm Report Abuse
       
    Yummm! Tapos the leftover eggwhites for Nido Soup :)

    Thanks for sharing!
  • cweesy Nov 17 2009 @ 05:07pm Report Abuse
       
    Is this the same recipe if I want the nutty version of yema? But I'd love to try this one. Thanks, Yummy!
  • trekker Nov 13 2009 @ 08:25pm Report Abuse
       
    I have been searching for yema balls recipe for some time now.Since this one is made by Chef Gene,I trust that this will taste really good, and my ingredients wouldn't go to waste. I can't wait to make these for my kids. Glad that you posted this.Thanks so much!!! Looking forward to more yummy recipes!
  • trekker Nov 13 2009 @ 08:25pm Report Abuse
       
    I have been searching for yema balls recipe for some time now.Since this one is made by Chef Gene,I trust that this will taste really good, and my ingredients wouldn't go to waste. I can't wait to make these for my kids. Glad that you posted this.Thanks so much!!! Looking forward to more yummy recipes!
  • ilove2cook Nov 09 2009 @ 12:05pm Report Abuse
       
    WOW!!!!!!cant wait to try it!! =)
  • ilove2cook Nov 09 2009 @ 12:04pm Report Abuse
       
    WOW!!!!!!cant wait to try it!! =)
  • Lhina Oct 31 2009 @ 01:00pm Report Abuse
       
    Gusto ko 2, para sa mister ko
  • ellen dojello Sep 23 2009 @ 08:24am Report Abuse
       
    Oh! i love this yema.. i want to try this and taste ur recipe to my family. Thanks Yummy.
  • joy17 Sep 20 2009 @ 06:50pm Report Abuse
       
    soooo yummy... want to have lots of that...thanx yummy.ph
  • joy17 Sep 20 2009 @ 06:50pm Report Abuse
       
    soooo yummy... want to have lots of that...thanz yummy.ph
  • Melissa Sep 15 2009 @ 07:31am Report Abuse
       
    been looking for this recipe for the longest time. Thanks Yummy!
  • anne Aug 30 2009 @ 12:35pm Report Abuse
       
    oooh lala!mouth-watering!
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