Deadline Dishes — Orange Honey Zabaglione with Julie Shackman

Today’s Deadline Dishes is courtesy of Julie Shackman! I’m excited to try this recipe sometime since it sounds so delicious! And different. I can’t wait. But first, let’s find out a little bit about Julie!

I trained as a journalist but writing romance has always been a dream of mine. When I’ve not got my head in a book or drafting one, I write verses and captions for greetings card companies. Writing at home seems to be incredibly difficult for me – I usually require coffee, music and noise.

“Rock My World”  is my first contemporary romance novel . I have just finished writing my second novel and am polishing that at the moment whilst beginning to do some research for my third. These are also contemporary romances with a good dose of humour (hopefully!). I’m married, have two sons and live in Scotland.




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Deadlines. Blogs. Editing! Aaargh!

It’s great but hectic at times for all writers, so what better than Orange Honey Zabaglione for a quick and tasty pudding? (Thank you to the fab book Paul Gayler’s Great Value Gourmet)

  • You will need 2 large eggs, separated
  • 225g (8 oz) clear honey
  • Grated zest and juice of ½ orange
  • 4 tablespoons orange liqueur (this is an optional luxury!)

Mix egg yolks with honey in a large bowl, add the orange juice and zest (and liqueur?) and place over simmering saucepan of water. Whisk constantly until mixture thickens like custard and increases 3-4 times in volume.

Remove mixture from the heat and whisk occasionally until cool. Meanwhile, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks are forming. Fold them into the honey mixture until thoroughly blended.  Pour into four serving glass bowls and chill for up to four hours before serving. Enjoy!

I could imagine my protagonist, Ruby Cameron, savouring this on a spring day.  In my debut contemp romance “Rock My World”, reporter Ruby’s life is upturned by the arrival of a ghostly 80s rock singer, Stevie Vee.

Add her dashing and arrogant new boss, Matt Jardine into the mix and Ruby’s life will never be the same again!

Trying to juggle writing, deadlines and all other manner of “authoring” is not easy at the best of times, especially when you have a family – so recipes like this one are great to rustle up.

Would I have things any other way? No!

Hope you enjoy trying out this recipe and thanks to the great Deadline Dishes!

~Julie Shackman

Ruby Cameron is an ambitious reporter for a local paper where she is fed scraps of news, and lives with a man whose “idea of living dangerously is to leave the heating on when we pop out to the shops”. But after catching her squeaky clean boyfriend in flagrante delicto she ups sticks and moves into her own small home, only to discover the ghostly presence of a cheeky rock star who becomes her confidant as the dynamics of her small town, and her feelings about her dashing new boss, begin to throw up more questions than she can answer. Will Ruby discover who she really is, and perhaps more importantly, who she wants to be? 

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  1. Heather says:

    Thanks so much for being here today, Julie!! Your recipe sounds so good, and so easy too!!

  2. julieshackman says:

    Thank you for having me Heather! X

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