Saturday, April 2, 2011

White Wine Zabaglione

Yes, yes you can make zabaglione with white wine!  Marsala is tradionally used, but you can also substitue sherry, Madeira, or a sparkling wine.  You can also combine the wine with a spirit such as bourbon, rum or other brandy.  How about adding your favorite liqueur such as Limoncello or Frangelica!

Zabaglione began it's life as a restorative drink - invented in the early 16th centure at the Florentine Court of the Medici.  I could use a little restoration.

You will need:
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup dry wine or traditionally Marsala
  • 1 shot Brandy
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped (optional)
  • Fresh berries
  • Anisette Biscotti
Set up a double boiler over a pot of simmering water.  Check to make sure the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water.

With a hand held electric mixer, beat the egg yolks and sugar together about 3 minutes or until pale yellow.  Slowly whisk in the wine and brandy and set the bowl over the simmering water.

Continue to beat constantly, approximately 15 minutes, until the eggs triple in volume, thicken and reach a temperature of 140 degrees F.  The mixture will resemble the thickness of cake batter.  Remove from heat and cool mixture completely before refrigerating.  When the mixture is cool, gently fold in the whipped cream.  Layer zabaglione with fresh berries and a garnish of mint.  Add a biscotti for "dunking".

~Adapted from What's Cooking America


  1. looks fabulous this is one I have never tried looks like its time!

  2. Oh my gosh you need to have a party and restore us too! Never tried Zabaglione. These look refreshing and delicious

  3. I've only made zabaglione once before . . . and it was a long time ago. Thanks for reminding me how great it is and that I should try it again, with white wine this time!

  4. love the addition of brandy to your zabaglione; haven't made zab in years so this is motivating me!


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