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July 23, 2006

Zabaione Con Crema


I realize I'm going kind of crazy with the posts today, but we're leaving on vacation tomorrow and I may not be able to post for a week or so.

I made my favorite blueberry dessert tonight and thought I'd share the recipe. It's called (I'm sure the title was a dead giveaway) Zabaione Con Crema and it's scrumptious. It could probably be made with other fruit, but I love the contrast of the firm blueberries with the fluffy zabaione.

Zabaione Con Crema (from David Rocco's Dolce Vita)
6 large egg yolks
6 tbsp sugar
6 tbsp Marsala wine (or Vin Santo)
1 cup whipping cream (preferrably organic)
1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Place egg yolks in a steel bowl. Mix in sugar, and Vin Santo wine or Marsala. A good rule of thumb is a tablespoon of each ingredient per yolk.
Bring water to a boil. Lower the heat and place steel bowl over the water. Whisk the yolk mixture for 8 minutes or until it becomes light and creamy (it will be the consistency of lightly whipped cream and will leave a trail momentarily when you drizzle it across itself). Monitor your heat, otherwise you will end up with scrambled eggs. Set aside and let cool briefly while you whip the cream.
Gently fold the yolk mixture into the whipped cream with a rubber spatula and place in fridge for about 30 minutes or until ready to serve. Serve in glasses with blueberries on top.

Tonight we had it with an egg white omelet (to use up all those leftover whites) and a large green salad. Summer eating at it's best!

Be sure to check out Sweetnicks' ARF/5-A-Day Tuesdays for lots of delicious, antioxidant rich recipes.

4 comments:

Phelan said...

I love blueberries. I have planted 6 bushes, and none of them made it. Maybe next year.

mooncrazy said...

Love the old beater! Do you use it often?

Cheryl said...

Hi!
I'm stealing some time on my father-in-law's computer to respond.

Phelan - I planted blueberries (5) this year as well. Most of them produced a little bit, but not much. I'm holding out for next year, too!

Mooncrazy - Yes, I use it all the time, and I love it! I don't have an electric one (well, unless you count my KitchenAid mixer, but that seems like overkill). My kids love to use it too.

Rachel said...

Oh yum! I love new uses for blueberries!

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