Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Carmela Soprano's Zabaglione - Marsala Wine Dessert

Got a reminder from a reader.
Not everybody's Christmas involves inviting a whole crowd.
You're right.
That doesn't mean that a smaller Christmas celebration isn't a special time.
Or that it doesn't deserve a memorable dessert.


Adriana's chapter Cibo D'Amore in Artie's The Sopranos Family Cookbook has wonderful recipes for more intimate special events. 

Even if you're having the whole gang over, do try to set aside some time to have a special quiet moment.

If you want to share, this recipe is easily increased.


                        Zabaglione                 

Serves 2

In a medium saucepan (or bottom half of a double boiler) pour
2 inches of water
Bring to a simmer.  Do not boil.

In a heatproof bowl that fits in the saucepan 
(or top half of a double boiler) place
3 large egg yolks
3 Tablespoons sugar
3 Tablespoons dry Marsala wine
Beat with a hand held electric mixer or a whisk until well blended.
Place bowl over the simmering water.
Beat the egg mixture until it is very fluffy, about 5 minutes.

Top with
strawberries or raspberries (optional)
Serve immediately.


Would I make Zabaglione again?
Sure.
Large family gatherings are nice.
But, having cozy holiday dinners for two is one of the perks of being over 60.


One recipe down.  Sixty-eight more to go.

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