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Yema Frosting – Easy Filipino style Dulce de Leche

Yema Frosting – Easy Filipino style Dulce de Leche

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Yema Custard Frosting - Filipino style Dulce de Leche

Yema Custard Frosting. The words just roll around your tongue like a bite of cake slathered in this decadent Filipino Style Dulce de Leche


What is Yema?


Yema is a condensed milk custard in the Philippines.  Eggs and milk are reduced/cooked down to a soft solid, cut and shaped into bite sized pieces, then wrapped in cellophane.  I used to buy it per piece in our school’s cafeteria.  The sweet little morsels of custard were heavenly!


How to Safely Cook Yema Custard Frosting


Insert pretty picture here or food safety? Let’s talk reality.

The important number to remember is 160 degrees Fahrenheit. I know food safety is not a palatable topic specially when I want to create a vision of luscious custard over a light and airy cake.  However, it’s important to prevent ourselves and our loved ones from getting sick.  

Yema Custard Frosting - Easy Filipino style Dulce de Leche


Yolks have a higher risk of salmonella than egg whites.  I’m still a but iffy with the use of egg white powders/meringue powders used to ice sugar cookies but that’s another story. In reality, we all put ourselves at risk when eating sunny side up eggs.  Most bacteria in food is killed at 140 F but not e.coli and salmonella.  

The magic temperature to make yema frosting is 160 F.  I use a digital thermometer and recommend any cook/baker to have one too. 


You can get your digital thermometer here 

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If you want to learn more about cooking with eggs, Incredible Egg’s Egg Safety Tips is a good resource.


Ingredients for Frosting

Yema Custard Frosting - Easy Filipino style Dulce de Leche
  • 2 egg  yolks
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk

Instructions Frosting

  • Pour sweetened condensed milk in a pan
  • Add egg yolks
  • Mix slowly until fully combined
  • Cook the mixture on medium low heat
  • Mix frequently until mixture thickens
  • Switch between low to medium low heat to prevent milk from burning
  • Bring temperature of custard to 160 F to 162 F
  • Remove from heat
Yema Custard Frosting - Easy Filipino style Dulce de Leche
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Yema Custard Frosting – Filipino style Dulce de Leche

Yema Custard Frosting Easy Filipino style Dulce de Leche

Easy to make Philippine style dulce de leche frosting

  • Author: AmusingMaria
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 to 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 egg  yolks
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  1. Pour sweetened condensed milk in a pan
  2. Add egg yolks
  3. Mix slowly until fully combined
  4. Cook the mixture on medium low heat
  5. Mix frequently until mixture thickens
  6. Switch between low to medium low heat to prevent milk from burning
  7. Bring temperature of custard to 160 F to 162 F
    Remove from heat

Notes

Practice safety when cooking egg yolks. Use a thermometer for cooking and temp custard at 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

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