8 egg yolks
½ cup sugar
1 cup Sweet Marsala wine (dry Marsala or Prosecco can be substituted)
- Prepare the sauce using a double boiler or saucepan with a medium sized metal mixing bowl placed on top. Fill the base with ½ inch water and place over medium heat.
- Put the egg yolk and sugar into the top bowl of the double boiler or metal mixing bowl (off the heat).
- Using a large whisk, whip the egg yolks and sugar for about 3 minutes until the sugar mixture is pale yellow and creamy.
- Pour in the Marsala wine and whisk until the sugar is dissolved.
- Heat the mixture over barely simmer water. As you whisk vigorously, the mixture will begin to foam, then swell to triple in volume into a soft mass. Zabaglione is ready when it is light and fluffy and clings to a spoon like loose pudding, about 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and serve warm or chilled alone, with berries, or biscotti.
The egg yolk mixture increases considerably in volume as you beat it. If your double boiler is not very large, use a large bowl over a pot of water.
Zabaglione is a base for many desserts.
Stracciatella Semifreddo Coat a 9-inch loaf pan with cooking spray and line with plastic wrap. Sprinkle bottom of pan with 1/3 cup toasted sliced almonds. Fold cooled Marsala zabaglione with 3 cups whipped heavy cream and 1/2 cup chocolate shavings. Scrape into loaf pan, cover, and freeze until firm, at least 3 hours. To serve, scoop into an ice cream bowl or invert onto a plate and slice. Serve with sliced berries.