Zabaione with Strawberries


  • Zabaione:
  • 6 extra large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • Whipped Cream:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners sugar


  • 1. Bring some water to a boil in the bottom of a double boiler. Put the egg yolks in a crockery, glass or stainless steel boil and add the granulated sugar, butter and cinnamon.
  • 2. Stir with a wooden spoon or a whisk in the same direction, until the sugar and butter are completely incorporated and the mixture turns a light yellow. Add the wine and mix together.
  • 3. Transfer the mixture to the top part of the double boiler or if you have used a stainless steel bowl, place it on top of the pan holding boiling water. Constantly stir with a wooden spoon or whisk in the same direction until the zabaione is thick enough to coat the wooden spoon. DO NOT ALLOW TO BOIL.
  • 4. Remove the top of the double boiler or stainless steel bowl from the pan with the boiling water and stir for 2-3 minutes longer.
  • 5. Transfer the zabaione to individual dessert glasses.
  • 6. Make the whipping cream and either place in a pastry bag and top with a wisp of cream or place a dollop on top of the zabaione. Fresh cold berries may be served with the zabaione.


  • SOURCE: Classic Italian