How to Make Pasti Yema (Yema-Filled Pastillas)

 

How to Make Pasti Yema (Yema-Filled Pastillas)

Ingredients
  

  • For the yema:
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 can 395g condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • For the pastillas:
  • 2 cups powdered milk
  • 1 can 395g condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup white sugar for coating

Instructions
 

  • For the yema:
  • Heat vegetable oil in a deep pan (set to medium-low heat).
  • Add condensed milk and egg yolks. Stir well.
  • Important:
  • Stir continuously to prevent the mixture from burning and sticking to the pan.
  • Cook until it becomes very sticky to the point that it can be formed into a shape. Remove from heat when done.
  • Wrap the yema with a cling wrap then form it to a long and thin tube. Set aside when done.
  • For the pastillas:
  • In a mixing bowl, combine powdered milk and condensed milk.
  • Important:
  • Don’t add all the condensed milk at once. Add it gradually then adjust later on if the mixture is still too dry.
  • Knead the mixture with your clean hands.
  • Combining yema and pastillas:
  • Place the pastillas mixture at the center of a cling wrap. After that, cover it with another cling wrap on top. By doing this, you can flatten the mixture using a rolling pin.
  • When done flattening the mixture, remove the cling wrap on top.
  • Cut a straight line on the sides then remove the excess mixture. Making the pastillas mixture to look like a long rectangle.
  • Put the yema mixture on top then wrap the pastillas mixture around it. Remove the cling wrap leaving the pastiyema in your working area.
  • Spread some powdered milk in your working area so the pastiyema won’t stick.
  • Roll and remove some portion until you get your desired thickness. (Work with the removed portions later on).
  • Cut into bite-sized pieces then coat with white sugar.
  • Put on a plastic pack or container. You can also wrap them individually using cellophane.
  • Enjoy your pasti-yema!

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