You must have had many types of custards in your whole life and I am sure that among all of those at least one of them would be your favorite. Zabaglione is also one of the types. The people who have never heard about it are missing a lot of goodness. This is an easy-to-make boozy custard that everyone should have at least once in their life. Read more about it below.
What is zabaglione?
Zabaglione is a dessert that is not very popular among people but that’s why we would like to tell you what this dessert is before moving forward towards its recipe. It is a custard-like dessert, also called a similar version of Sabayon. This is a three-ingredient dessert that melts like butter in the mouth. These three gems give us this beautiful dessert called Zabaglione. The palatable taste of this dish makes people crave it more. It has a specific taste that makes people easily figure out between a sabayon and a zabaglione. This taste in this dessert comes from Marsala wine known for its exciting flavor. It is preferred to use only this wine when making a zabaglione.
All of us know that a majority of the desserts are topped with something or other so why not a zabaglione? This custardy dessert is topped with fruits. You can choose the fruits of your choice.
The basic recipe to make this dessert
We would like to clear one thing before going into further details about this dessert. It is that you don’t need to follow the same recipe. You can customize it your way.
Egg yolk is the first ingredient. Sugar is the second one and wine is the third ingredient you should have for making this dessert. There is a specific ratio for making every dish. Zabaglione has one too. You can calculate the standard mixing ratio as per the number of servings you will make. Other than that the amount of sugar can also be adjusted as per your taste. But make sure to not make it fall among those sweet dishes with unpredictable amounts of sugar.
Moving forward towards the instructions. Take a heat-proof bowl first. Then add egg yolks in it. Add sugar after that and whisk both the ingredients together. The mixture must turn into pale yellow color. After that add wine to the mixture. Do not forget to add kosher salt (just a pinch of it). Take a saucepan and add a stand in it and preheat the saucepan along with the stand for a few minutes over the stove. After that put the bowl in which you made the mixture. Keep going with whisking the mixture until it starts looking like custard. When the custard becomes stiff that means it is ready.
You should have it immediately after removing it from the stove. Serve it in a bowl by adding the warm custard to the fruits placed earlier. Mint leaves garnishing can be done to give this dessert a perfect look. This was a very basic recipe of zabaglione that everyone can easily try at their homes.
Things to keep in mind while preparing it
These are the things you should not miss out on while making zabaglione. Along with following the proper recipe as per its standard mix you also need to avoid the don’ts while making this dessert. Read about them below.
When making this dessert just keep this thing in your mind that the mixture you prepare for it should be lighter. But how can you make this possible? This can be done by whisking it continuously without any break. This will help in creating the kind of mixture needed. It may seem to be a tiring task and many people do not want to invest so much time and effort in whisking it insanely. To save yourself from the hectic of continuous whisking, get a hand mixer for yourself and the rest is its job.
Have it immediately
You have to keep a dessert in the fridge for hours to get the best taste possible. But zabaglione is a dessert that is advised to serve the moment it is made. Other than this there is no other way to save this dessert for hours. Make this dessert at the time of serving. Take a bowl and add the warm custard in it on the fruits placed earlier. Mint leaves garnishing can be done to give this dessert a perfect look.
Let the mixture sit
The majority of the people do not take this advice seriously and do whatever they want to do. Well, that should not be the case here. In the first case, you should avoid taking a break while whisking. But if you break the process of continuous whisking just make sure the mixture doesn’t get settled on the bottom. You can remove the saucepan from the stove for a few minutes to rest in between continuous whisking. Keep this thing in your mind otherwise you might end up with a mixture that is not light in weight and luscious in texture.
Remember that the information of best vodka brands and their wines are not enough to make a good zabaglione. You need to concentrate on the mixing ratio and the instructions both.
The fruit options you have:
You must be thinking that why are we giving you fruit options as it is one’s personal choice about the fruit they want in their zabaglione. You are right it is but still we are here for a quick guide. Strawberries are a good choice. Other than this you can go with raspberries as well. Blueberries are also an option. Stone fruits are also the ones you can go for. In the end, it all comes to your preference.
We hope you have understood all the details regarding this Italian dessert. We are sure that you will completely fall in love with the taste of this food even after trying it once. In a world full of unique dishes why not try a unique dessert that is much known for its special wine and taste.