WATCH: How to Make Yema Spread
Pair it with pandesal!
Yema is an indulgent Filipino dessert made with egg yolks and condensed milk. Try this sticky-sweet yema spread recipe: you can spread it on toast or use it to top other desserts like cupcakes, bread pudding, or ice cream.
Yema Spread Recipe
Cooking Time 20 minutes
Makes 2 cups
1 250 ml-pack condensed milk
4 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavor
3 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter
Prepare a pot of hot simmering water for your bain marie or double boiler.
Combine condensed milk, egg yolks, vanilla, and lemon juice in a heatproof bowl. Whisk until well incorporated. Place this bowl on top of your pot of water (make sure it doesn't touch the water) and continue to whisk for 15-20 minutes or until mixture thickens.
Add butter and continue to mix until butter is well incorporated. Transfer to a jar or container and allow to cool. Spread on toast.