Yemas de Santa Teresa2013-03-13
- 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.
Separate your eggs whites from the yoks and place in a bowl.
In a small nonstick pan or bowl, Combine the egg yolks and condensed milk and mix well.
Pour in a saucepan and stir continuously over low heat for about 30 minutes or until firm.
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.
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.