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Ovens and summer temperatures are not the best of friends ... This, an easy egg yolk, sugar and / or Sicilian Marsala or Tuscan Vin Santo concoction, served with Biscotti, almond flour classic Italian cookies, a lovely finale with iced Espresso and an Iced Cordial of choice ...


What are some of your non oven desserts ?



Vin Santo is a sweet Italian dessert wine, that is exported to the USA, by Producers: Antinori, Avignonesi and Barbi. If it is unavailable, one can sub or try Sicilian Marsala, Portuguese Madeira or sweet Oloroso Jérez.


Nonna Margherite´s Easy Zabaglione with Marsala ...


5 egg yolks

3 cups sugar

1/3 cup Marsala or Vin Santo


Using an electric mixer or whisk, beat the yolks and sugar for 3 minutes approximately in a large metal bowl until thick and a pale cream ivory color.


Set the bowl over a sauce pan  of simmering water.


Gradually beat in the sweet wine and continue beating for 4 minutes approximately until foamy and tripled in volume.


Spoon the warm Zabaglione into large Goblets or Martini stemware and serve with biscotti.


*** Fresh late August Strawberries or Peaches are a lovely pair with this dessert.