Lemon sabayon

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  • Takes: 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • Serves: 4


  • 4 medium egg yolks
  • 70g caster sugar
  • zest and juice of 2 small lemons
  • 1tbsp water
  • 1tbsp limoncello (optional)
  • For the garnish
  • mint sprigs
  • pared zest of ½ lemon

Each serving contains 149 calories, 18.8g sugar, 6.7g fat, 1.9g saturates and 0g salt.


Bring a large saucepan of water to a simmer.

Combine the egg yolks, lemon juice and zest, limoncello if using, water and sugar in a heatproof bowl. Sit the bowl over the saucepan and whisk the mixture until you have a thickened and fluffy sabayon; remove from the heat when the whisk starts to leave a ribbon trail in the mixture. Spoon into 4 martini glasses and garnish with the pared zest on top and a spring of mint.