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Hi folks. It's that time again, time for the vintage recipe swap organized by Christianna from Burwell General Store. Every month we are given a recipe to change and experiment with. The goal is to change at least 3 things and turn the recipe into something different and wonderful. I have participated a few times now and have to say it's always a challenge but so much fun. If you are interested in joining the group please contact Christianna to inquire.
So this month the challenge was Zabaglione. I am going to admit right here and now I've never actually had this dessert. For that reason I decided to keep mine a Zabaglione and just change it up a bit. I turned it into a alcohol free version and added some chocolate since let's be real here, everything is better with some chocolate. I normally would turn a recipe on it's head but this one I just wanted to tweak. Hope you like it.
For me I am not sure how I feel about this one. I normally do not care for things of this nature. Something about eggy, custardy type things just freak me out. I'll admit I quite honestly did not love it. I liked it but that's not the same as love for me. Why waste calories on things you don't love immensely? Yet on the flip side how would you know if you love it if you never try it. So bottom line is I don't think it's something I'd make often. I prefer a good pudding. You are all now thinking "wow she is so weird, should she not be trying to convince how awesome her recipe is". I respond by saying "have you met me, I couldn't lie if my life depended on it". Lol! Now if you are a zabaglione fan please feel free to test out the non-alcohol version I made and let me know what you think. I have no frame of reference since I've not had the alcohol version. I'm open to feedback, even it's bad news and you think this blew. As long as you are polite and don't say something like "I hated it fatty mcbutterpants", then we're all good. Okay so go make this, flip on some "King of Queens" and have at it. Let me know what the verdict is.
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- 3 egg yolks
- 5 teaspoons sugar
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 4 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 cup strawberries cut up
- ¾ cup slivered almonds
- 1 teaspoon grated or shaved chocolate for garnish
- Mix your eggs yolks, sugar and honey.
- Put them in a double boiler over low heat.
- Whip them with a whisk for about 5 to 8 minutes or they double in size.
- Now add the cocoa and almond extract and whip that up.
- Cut up strawberries and place about half of them in the bottom of some dessert cups.
- Sprinkle half the slivered almonds over top.
- Now pour the zabaglione over the strawberries and almonds.
- Top with the other half of the strawberries and almonds.
- Shave some chocolate over top. I just used a zester.
Tip and hints:
You can also add whipped cream to this. Seems like the typical thing to do. For some reason I just did not want to add anything else to it. I saved a bowl so maybe I'll try it with some later.
You can do white chocolate curls if you were so inclined. Or dark chocolate if you're doing the healthy thing.
This might be better with pistachios. But I tend to overkill with the pistachios so I refrained this time.
It would also be good with coconut. Which I also overkill and refrained from this time.
You should have willpower like me, I had crushed pistachios and toasted coconut saved in a container and I did not use them on this. Lol!
Okay so what do you all think? Too safe, not enough of a move away from the original. Er, dang forgot the original. Here ya go:
I swear too much time in the kitchen has zapped my brain today. Well, that and the staying up till 3 am last night watching movies. Honestly you'd think I'd learn. Head meet wall, proceed to bang against.
Make sure you stop by my lovely fellow swappers to see what they whipped up. I bet they were far more creative than me this month. Some of these folks blow my mind on a regular basis. Stop by them all and say hello, tell them the Lunatic sent you. It's just good fun to say. I love putting it in emails to freak people out too. Nothing like a heading saying From the Lunatic to get people's attention.
Toodles and smoochies. xx
Thanks Ann. I have to say I am loving the picture taking aspect of the blog. Wish I had a better camera but I still love the learning part of it.
Thanks, my head meets the wall often. It's hard to make something you've never eaten. I think next time that happens I'll try the original first before I put my spin on it. But with Xmas and all we did good I think.xx
Oh no! I fear forever more your name shall be Mcbutterpants in my mind! I used to not be a huge fan of custards since I've been dairy free forever. Now that I'm getting the hang of them with coconut milk I can't get enough. My suggestion: ADD CHOCOLATE! Always makes things better 🙂 Great swap!
Lol, the episode of King of Queens makes me howl with laughter. I giggle every time. I am totally coming over to see what you do with coconut milk. I am a huge coconut fan and always looking for new ways to whip things up with it. Chocolate also makes everything rock. Great minds think alike.
This is what I face many weeks with French Fridays with Dorie...I often know no one in the house will eat what I'm making. Thank goodness I have adventurous friends who are willing to sample whatever I whip up. And they lie and say it's wonderful...those are nice friends, aren't they? I know I'd enjoy your zabaglione...but again, my family would give it the evil eye! How did I give birth to 3 of these people???? Have a great evening...I missed this last week, so I'm glad you shared again.
Camilla ~ Caffay Way
Very funny post - this is part of what I love with the swap, it makes you do things you otherwise might not have and there is always a great learning experience in that. Love the addition of strawberries and almonds!
I keep thinking about joining Dorie but I think I would hate so many of them. Glad you have friends willing to gobble up your goodies. Mini-me is picky like me, but B is really adventurous. He'll eat just about anything as will hubs.
Thanks Camilla. I have to say the swap has become my fave extracurricular activity. I love trying to figure out what to do with the recipes. The group has just been so welcoming.