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Recipe by Daniel Myers

A wine based custard that is still popular in Italy. There are some similarrecipes in French and English medieval sources that I still have to try out.


6 eggs
1 cup sweet wine (Marsala)
1/4 cup sugar


Mix ingredients together well. Place in a saucepan over medium heatand cook until thick, stirring constantly with a whisk. Serve warm or cold.

220. Zabaglone. For four cups of Zabaglone get twelve fresh egg yolks, three ounces of sugar, half an ounce of good cinnamon and a beaker of good sweet wine; cook this until it is as thick as a broth; then take it out and set it on a platein front of the boys. And if you like you can add a bit of fresh butter.

[220.] Zabaglone. Per fare quatro taze de Zabaglone, piglia .xii. rossi de ova frasca, tre onze de zucaro he meza onza de canella bona he uno bucale de vino bono dolce, he fallo cocere tanto che sia preso como uno brodeto. Et poi levalo fora he ponello in uno grando piatello davante alli Compagnone. Et se vorai, gli potrao ponere uno pezo de butiro fresco.

Published: 2007-01-13