Sabayon, a sweet, frothy emulsion of egg yolks and wine or liqueur, makes a delicious topping for berries of all kinds. Beautiful Desserts

Dominique Macquet
June 2000

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© Amy Neunsinger

Recipe Summary

Yield:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the broiler. Arrange the berries in 8 shallow heatproof dishes.

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  • Bring several inches of water to a simmer in a medium saucepan. In a medium stainless-steel bowl, whisk the eggs with the yolks and sugar for 2 minutes. Add the Grand Marnier and whisk for 1 minute. Set the bowl over the simmering water and whisk continuously until the sabayon is thick and fluffy, 4 to 5 minutes; be sure to whisk in the sabayon from the side of the bowl. Remove the bowl from the heat.

  • Spoon 1/4 cup of the sabayon on each dish of strawberries. Set 4 of the dishes on a baking sheet and broil for 1 minute, or until the sabayon is lightly browned. Repeat with the remaining dishes.

Suggested Pairing

A high-acid wine, such as a sparkling Blanc de Blancs, cuts the richness of this luscious dessert.