Yema is a custard-type candy, usually wrapped in coloured cellophane. I like it when yema forms a thin crust which you crunch into, and the inside is still soft and chewy. Another way of presenting yema is by forming this into balls and coated with a sweet caramel.
I had a craving for yema one weekend and decided to make some. Fortunately, I had the recipe handy, thanks to a food magazine I brought with me from the Philippines. However, the recipe called for an unusual amount of egg yolks (over 20! alarm bells went off in my head). I then decided to search the internet for a more suitable recipe. I did find one, but it was a disaster. Inspite of asking for only 10 egg yolks, the result looked like scrambled egg! Disappointing. And I know I followed the instructions to the letter.
I have shelved this craving for the moment, but will attempt again at a later time. I found this YouTube video of a yema recipe which does not involve egg yolks. I am curious to try this one, because it looks like it's a segment from a TV show in the 80s which my Nanay loved watching, with pen and paper on hand. I am posting this here for future reference.