Inspired by Anna Pump. Ina Garten made this the other afternoon and she had me drooling. When we made it, we made it w/out basil (personal preference) and subbed with parsley. It was wonderful! Update - 06/28/09: Have been meaning to add this for quite some time - since I am not a basil lover I have been experimenting because I felt it needed something too! I added 5 oz of cottage cheese and 12 oz of ricotta, & added crushed red pepper flakes, to taste and it made it very good indeed! I imagine when you use the fresh basil with its wonderful aroma & taste - you may not need to make this slight change. Also, tried using less yolks & increased the amount of whites but that was for a certain somebody & have only done it once! ;) I don't like taking a recipe apart but I still maintain that a lot of these changes we are forced to make - circumstances are different for everyone. I have also made this with Sharp Cheddar - delicious!