2019: Z… A to Z Italian Famiglia Foods and Memories: Zabaglione

2019 A to Z: Zabaglione

I Made It… My Last Post!

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!

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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.

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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!!!

Continue reading more of the A to Z…  Cooking Famiglia Italian Foods and Memories


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12 Responses to 2019: Z… A to Z Italian Famiglia Foods and Memories: Zabaglione

  1. Anne Young says:

    I love zabaglione 🙂

    Congratulations on completing the challenge

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Now that’s proper food! I wish I’d found your site earlier – I’m a bit of a foodie and love to cook.

    My final Children’s Story – for now!

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  3. Antoinette Truglio Martin says:

    I tried making this several times when I worked in an Italian resturant a life time ago. I think I managed it right one time, then never again. Ordering it was a better option.

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  4. Laura Mattingly says:

    Well, I think your A to Z Challenge series was one that could literally make a seven course meal, and then some. Great job! These recipies will be valuable for generations.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. These recipes have been to die for!! Thanks for sharing and congrats on making it to the end of A-Z.

    DB McNicol, author
    A to Z Microfiction: Zebra
    Personal Blog

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