2019 A to Z: Zabaglione
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Italian Famiglia Foods and Memories
I’m back for “Year 4” of the A to Z… April Challenge!
My first year of this challenge had me racking my brain for a writing topic… especially as I didn’t quite understand the process. But finally I came up with 2016: Southern Foods and Memories. They said write what you know… and being a girl born in the South… well this was what I knew. 2017: Conversations with Mama was a somewhat easy one for me as I’d journaled our conversations for years so I researched some of my favorite topics to write on. 2018: All About Nancy Drew has been my favorite topic so far, and I don’t know if I’ll ever come up with another to equal it. It literally had me researching every day for over six months… researching, reading and perfecting every post. I was totally consumed with Nancy Drew for months… and still am! I didn’t want to “not” participate this year, but I was drawing a blank. Finally, mid February, I came up with writing on my husband’s Italian family foods and memories. I did my Southern foods the first year, so it was time to finally give his family their due! I’m also participating in the yearly 52 Ancestors 52 Stories this year… I am really feeling over-extended this month. April is a tough month for me, as we usually are traveling to my mother’s and my son in Florida… but somehow I’ll manage!
I first ate this when my son made it for my birthday in 2007… it’s been way too long… so he definitely owes me another birthday treat!
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 8 large egg yolks
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup dry Marsala wine
- pinch salt
- 1 lb. strawberries
- Opt: serve with whip cream or toasted nuts sprinkled on top
Add cream and chocolate to a small heavy saucepan. Cook over a low heat, stirring often until the chocolate chips are melted and smooth. Set aside, but keep warm.
Now is the time to start a pan of water on stove and bring to a medium simmering boil… it’s for the next step.
Whisk egg yolks, sugar, Marsala and salt in a large glass bowl until blended well. Set bowl over the saucepan of simmering water – do not allow bottom of bowl to touch the water. Whisk egg mixture over water till thick and creamy… abt. 4 minutes. Remove from heat and with a large spatula, fold the melted warm chocolate into the egg mixture… blend well together.
To Serve: Have your best 6 glass parfait cups to serve in. Can dollap whip cream on top and a few berries if desired.
He learned this recipe form one of his favorite cooks on TV… Giada De Laurentiis (Giada’s Zabaglione on The Food Network)
While visiting my son in Florida… he forgot to buy the wine… so no Zabaglione was made… he owes me still!!!
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