Sauternes is a sweet wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France from sémillon grapes blended Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle. Sauternes can be high quality or quite inexpensive. Sauternes are frequently used in cooking. See recipe below for a simple Sauternes cake.
Purchase Sauternes in most well-stocked liquor stores or buy online at Bevmo.com.
This easy to make single layer cake just needs a simple dusting of confectioner's sugar and serve with any fresh fruit and a dollop of whipped cream.
5 medium eggs separated plus 2 extra whites
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1 finely grated zest of 1 orange and 1 lemon
1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup sauternes or other sweet white wine
1/2 cup olive oil