Hazelnut Tea Cake with Moscato Pears
This cake relies on whipped egg whites for volume. It's easiest to separate eggs when they are cold because they are not as fluid as when they are at room temperature.
A low-alcohol, off-dry Moscato d'Asti will be sweet without being cloying. The wine's elegant crisp bubbles also provide a delicious contrast to the whipped cream accompaniment.