5 egg yolks
4 T sugar
1/2 c Marsala

Beat the egg yolks and the sugar with a wire whisk until creamy. Place in the top of a water-filled (about 1. 5") double boiler, over high heat. Add the Marsala and continue to whip (don’t stop whipping, or it will get lumpy!) until the zabaglione thickens- be careful not to overcook it, but you want it to be able to form soft peaks. (Alternately, if you have a gas stovetop and a round-bottomed copper bowl with a handle, you can beat it over the flame until cooked and frothy.) Pour into a parfait glass and serve hot!