These are Thai sweets, so they're not what you might expect. Made from sweetened soya beans, then dipped in egg yolk and cooked in hot sugar syrup. You can also use yellow soya for a totally yellow 'candy', but I prefer to use soaked green bean soya, I think it has more fiber.
Ingredients for 4 People
100 gms Green Soya Beans
300 ml Warm Water
500 gms Sugar (100gms + 400gms)
5 Egg Yolks
1. Soak the green soya beans in warm water for at least 10 hours (overnight is best). They will become soft.
2. Steam for 15 minutes to cook them.
3. Grind it in a food blender, or in a Thai mortar to a paste.
4. Put the paste into a saucepan, add 100gms (keep 400gms back!) of the sugar into the same pan and cook over a low heat until the mixture thickens, stirring all the time. Once it thicken after a few minutes, leave it to cool.
5. Roll pieces of the soya paste in your hands to form small sausages 4cms long.
6. Boil the remaining 400gms of sugar in a saucepan with just enough water to dissolve it all, this is to form a hot sugar syrup.
7. Whip the egg yolks together.
8. Take the soya sausages, dip them in the egg yolk until they're well covered with egg, then drop them into the simmering hot sugar syrup to cook.
9. The egg will cook giving them a yellow sweet glaze, remove them after 3 minutes or so, and place on a serving dish.
10. They can be eaten warm or cold.