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To serve – 4

Preparation time – 5 minutes
Cooking time – 10 minutes

A classic Italian desert that tastes divine and looks wonderful for a stylish dinner party.


4 egg yolks 4 tbsp caster sugar 8 tbsp Marsala wine Finely grated zest of 1 orange 8 sponge fingers or biscotti to serve


  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil, then lower the heat to a simmer
  2. Put the egg yolks, sugar, Marsala and half the orange zest into a large glass or china bowl and place on top of the pan of simmering water, ensuring the bowl does not touch the water. Start to whisk immediately, using a balloon whisk.
  3. Keep whisking for 5-10 minutes or until the mixture is pale, thick, fluffy and warmed through.
  4. Pour into 4 cocktail glasses and decorate with the remaining orange zest; serve immediately with the sponge fingers or biscotti on the side.

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