Yemas de Santa Teresa

  • Servings : 20
  • Prep Time : 0m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 35m

Yemas de Santa Teresa (en: Yolks of Saint Teresa) or Yemas de Ávila (en: Yolks of Ávila) is a spanish pastry dessert. It is one of the candy I loved growing up and gets me nostalgic whenever i have it. It’s soft and sweet but also has a little bit of crunch from the sugar or caramel. It is very simple dessert containing only a few ingredients and as far as i know there are 2 main variations of how they are made, sometimes they are coated with caramelized sugar and picked with a toothpick or they are coated in sugar and wrapped in cellophane  Both method are pretty similar with pretty much the same ingredients.


  • 10 Egg Yolks
  • 1 can Condensed Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, for coating


Step 1

Separate your eggs whites from the yoks and place in a bowl.

Step 2

In a small nonstick pan or bowl, Combine the egg yolks and condensed milk and mix well.

Step 3

Pour in a saucepan and stir continuously over low heat for about 30 minutes or until firm.

Step 4

Transfer to a plate or bowl and let it cool before forming into balls. Scoop out about 1 tbsp. of the mixture and shape into a small ball. Continue with the remaining of the mixture.

Step 5

Place sugar in a bowl and roll the yemas ball to coat them. Place each candy in the middle of a squared cellophane, gather all four corners and twist together to secure.

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