Custard Yema Cinnamon Chow Mein Cookies. A mouthful of delicious words. Wait until you eat these crunchy cookies. It might become your next go to treat.
My schedule lately has been fun and busy (see here) but also stressful. What do I crave in stressful times? Sweets and food from the motherland. I rarely write about Filipino deserts and sweets but I’ve been craving Yema. A custard candy in the Philippines made of butter, egg yolks, and condensed milk. The soft chewy candies are shaped into small bite sized triangles by hand and enclosed in colorful cellophane wrappers.
Yema is a taste of home that wraps one in sweet sugary custard goodness. The enunciation of the word Yema is as sweet as it’s flavor. Say it with me. “Yeh-Muh”. Yema. Yemmma. It just rolls around your tongue, doesn’t it?
I wanted to eat sweet Yema but also something crunchy and salty. A yummy combination. Sweet, salty, and crunchy cravings resulted in:
Custard Yema Cinnamon Chow Mein Cookies
The recipe idea has been nagging me for weeks until finally, our wedding to-do list has all been crossed out. I jumped at the chance to be in the kitchen and create!