A sabayon is a light sauce traditionally made with egg yolks, sugar and wine, normally Marsala.
Also known by the Italian name zabaglione, it is believed to have originated in Italy in the 1500s, although there is much speculation about its exact inception.
If you want to serve the sabayon cold, remove it from the heat but keep whisking constantly until it is cool.
Try substituting the Marsala for sweet white wine or Pedro Ximenes sherry. If you don’t wish to use alcohol you can use lemon or even coffee.
You can add whipped cream or egg whites to the sabayon to make it thicker and more mousse-like.
You can also make a savoury sabayon; leave out the sugar, exchange the Marsala for white wine or lemon juice and add a pinch of salt. Savoury sabayons are great served with fish dishes.