A sauce made from chocolate and sparkling wine-need we say more?
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- 4 cupsServings
- ½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise or 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 cup sparkling wine
- 6 egg yolks
- 2 ounces finely chopped bittersweet chocolate
- Place a heatproof glass or metal bowl over a pan of simmering water. Do not allow the bowl to touch the surface of the water.
- Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean (save the pod for another use).
- Place the sugar, vanilla bean seeds, and wine in the bowl. Whisk the mixture until the sugar has completely dissolved.
- Add the egg yolks and whisk constantly until the mixture has tripled in volume and a thermometer reads 140°F.
- Remove the bowl from the heat and add 2 ounces finely chopped bittersweet chocolate.
- Allow the sabayon to sit for a few moments without whisking, just until the chocolate melts. Then, continue whisking until the mixture is completely cooled.
- Transfer the sabayon to a container with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate until ready to use.
This wonderful recipe is adapted from Laura Frankel's Jewish Cooking for All Seasons. Serve a spoonful of the sabayon with Espresso Granita.