What Is Zabaglione? How to Make Lemon Zabaglione - Step-by-Step with Pictures
What is Zabaglione?
Zabaglione is a traditional Italian dessert sauce made with eggs yolks, sugar and Marsala - whisked together and cooked until thickened over a gentle heat in the top of a double boiler or saucepan. The name 'Zabaglione' is derived from a Neapolitan dialect word which means 'to foam'.
Zabaglione can be served warm or chilled with sweet, crisp almond cookies for dipping or as a topping for fruit or ice cream. It is quite rich, so it is usual to serve Zabaglione only in small amounts.
Here is a simple step-by-step recipe for Lemon Zabaglione which takes only 5 minutes to prepare, a further 5 minutes to cook and is sufficient to serve 4 people adequately.
You will need:
- 3 egg yolks
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 ½ tablespoons Marsala
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ½ cup white wine
- 8 almond cookies or biscuits (for dipping)
To Make Zabaglione
1. Whisk egg yolks and sugar in a heatproof bowl until light and creamy.
2. Add Marsala, lemon juice and wine, and whisk until combined.
3. Place bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir over heat for 5 minutes or until the mixture has thickened.
4. Spoon into serving glasses and serve with fruit (whole or sliced, as desired) and almond cookies.
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