Simple Italian zabaglione dessert

Simple Italian zabaglione dessert: Classic creamy goodness. Photo by Melanie Dompierre: https://www.pexels.com/photo/vanilla-ice-cream-on-white-surface-1707920/

Simple Italian zabaglione dessert: Classic creamy goodness

If you’re pressed for time but still want a tasty dessert for your guests, a Simple Italian zabaglione dessert is exactly what you need.

Simple Italian zabaglione dessert

Simple Italian zabaglione dessert: Classic creamy goodness. Photo by Melanie Dompierre: https://www.pexels.com/photo/vanilla-ice-cream-on-white-surface-1707920/

Dessert is a simple way of enjoying life. A tasty dessert has a way of always lifting your spirits and there are so many. Other than a simple ice cream, this simple Italian zabaglione dessert might be for you. Zabaglione is said to have been invented in the 16th Century in Florence, Italy in the court of the Medici. It isn’t entirely a custard but something usually used for tarts or similar to butter cream to fill things.

Simple Italian zabaglione dessert serving suggestions

It is a simple yet delicate recipe. When mixing, be gentle with the folding and stirring together. The brighter the egg yolks, the brighter your dessert will be. The texture is smooth and subtle and usually presented with some sponge fingers. You can however get creative and layer it with soft sponge or cat’s tongue biscuits, fruit and even add some nuts on top. Even though it is best served warm, it’s still great when chilled.

If you’re pressed for time but still want a tasty dessert for your guests, a Simple Italian zabaglione dessert is exactly what you need.

Simple Italian zabaglione dessert recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Gary Dunn Course: DessertCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

3

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Total time

20

minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 egg yolks

  • 75 g sugar

  • 1 small tin Ideal milk

  • ½ cup Madeira sherry

Method

  • Whisk the egg yolks and sugar over hot water until thick.
  • Beat the chilled ideal milk until thick and frothy.
  • Fold the egg mixture slowly into the milk mixture.
  • Slowly add the wine while stirring lightly.
  • Serve in a glass with sponge fingers.

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