Sunday, 8 July 2012

Strawberry Zabaglione

On my Almond/Pistachio biscotti post you'll notice I said save the egg yolks.  You'll be saving and savouring them once you have the knack of transforming egg yolks into this flavorful, multi-dimensional dessert...


- 5 egg yolks. 
- 2 table spoons of sugar.
- 4 tablespoons of Boronia Marsala liqueur (We've been using this since we were kids.  Sweet, tasty vino all'uovo.  Sadly my supply is running out).
- a dozen Strawberries pipped, washed and halved.
- one cup of whipping cream.
- chocolate for shaved topping.


Put the egg yolks into a medium bowl and sit atop of a saucepan containing about an inch of water and barely simmering.  The bowl must not contact the water as this will cause your eggs to scramble and you'll have breakfast instead of dessert!

Whisk the eggs and sugar together for 10-15 minutes until the mixture becomes thick creamy and triples in size.  The more whisking the better and for the health freaks this will strengthen your forearms at the same time.

When you're happy with your whisking efforts or your arm is tired, add 2 tablespoons of  Marsala and continue to whisk.  Trasfer the bowl into another larger bowl containing cold water to cool your zabaglione mixture.  Continue whisking as the mixture cools. 

Put all but 3 halves of the strawberries in a small saucepan with 2 tablespoons of Marsala.  cook on a low heat, the strawberries softening and juices combining.  Sensational!

In a small bowl beat the whipping cream and then fold into the zabaglione mixture.

The ingredients above should be enough for 3 servings, so take 3 wine glasses and carefully dividing your efforts, put the cooked strawberries and juice in each glass.  Pour the egg/marsala mixture on top and then put in the fridge for 6 hours or overnight to set.

Prior to serving grate a small amount of chocolate over each glass and add one half of a strawberry to each.  If the strawberry sinks, then you didn't whisk enough or didn't let it set - shame on you!

Please enjoy this one for dessert or like my friends did, for Friday morning breakfast - life is good!!!


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