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The Best of Floyd

The Best of Floyd

By Keith Floyd

Published 1995

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Whisk Marsala with egg yolks and sugar for a frothy dessert or, indeed, a pick-me-up for those under the weather - Zabaglione!

This is simple to make but quite hard work. Your whisking hand needs to be in good shape.


  • 4 large free-range egg yolks
  • 8 tablespoons caster sugar
  • Marsala


Whisk together the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl. Place the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water. Pour in the Marsala and whisk like hell until you have a smooth, frothy, thick custard-like mixture. Serve immediately in glasses with sweet biscuits.