Whisk together a few egg yolks, some sugar, and a tasty liquid, and this thick, delicious custard is created before your eyes. This amazing Italian dessert is called Zabaglione.
Serve it up as a pudding in pretty dessert cups garnished with fresh fruit, or use it as a thick sauce over ice cream, cakes, or a semifreddo.
Coffee Zabaglione Recipe
What you need for 3 to 4 individual servings:
4 egg yolks
4 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons strong coffee, espresso, sweet dessert wine, or any tasty after-dinner sipper like cognac
Optional: 3 tablespoons hazelnut cream
What to do:
Bring a small amount of water to a simmer in a medium saucepan, or use a double-boiler.
In a glass or metal bowl small enough to fit over the saucepan without touching the simmering water, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, and coffee. Place the bowl over the simmering water, and whisk constantly until thick and creamy. This should take about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat immediately to avoid curdling the mixture.
Optional: whisk in the hazelnut cream.
Pour the luscious custard into individual serving cups or a pretty pitcher, and allow to cool in the fridge for an hour or so before serving.
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