Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
This was my friend's favorite dessert growing up. Zabaglione is an Italian dessert custard served hot. This dish is not so much about the ingredients bu the preparation.
- 4 large egg yolks
- 1⁄4 cup sugar, plus more
- 1⁄4 cup dry marsala wine
- strawberry, chilled and quartered
- Before hand, chill 4 serving cups (I like using cocktail glasses).
- Bring 2-3 inches of water in a medium saucepan to a steady simmer.
- In the meantime, take each chilled glass and dip the rim into a small bowl of tap water, and then onto a plate strewn with sugar (each glass will have a sugar rim!). Divide the strawberries evenly and out in cups.
- Whisk the egg yolks and sugar together in a glass, heat resistant bowl until frothy.
- At this point the water should be simmering and emitting a continuous flow of steam. Place egg yolk mixture in glass bowl on top of simmering pan, creating a double boiler. Whisk continuously. Make sure the bowl and water do not touch and that the yolk does not cook. Whisk in the marsala wine a little at a time until mixture doubles or triples in volume over heat. This should take about 5 minutes of whisking (a good workout!). It is done when the consistency becomes a soft mousse. If you are having trouble or your arm gets tired, you can also use a hand held mixer. Immediately spoon the zabaglione over the strawberries and serve.