TOTAL TIME: 45 MINUTES
8 peaches, stoned and quartered
750 mL Marsala or pinot noir
7 tbsp caster sugar
295 g Madeira or vanilla cake
450 g thickened cream
250 g ricotta
5 tbsp icing sugar
Grated zest of 1 lemon
Grated zest of 1 orange
Juice of ½ lemon
10 macarons (caramel,
butterscotch or vanilla)
2 tbsp pistachios, roughly chopped
Put sliced peaches into an airtight container with Marsala/pinot noir and sugar. Cover and chill overnight.
Cut cake into thick slices and arrange in the bottom of serving bowl. Strain peaches (keep the liquid) and add to the bowl. Spoon over a generous amount of the liquid.
Whip cream, ricotta, icing sugar and lemon juice until soft peaks form. Add most of the lemon and orange zests and fold through gently.
Crush 6 of the macarons and fold through the cream mixture. Spoon mixture over the peaches and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
When ready to serve, roughly crush the remaining macarons and scatter on top with reserved orange and lemon zest and chopped pistachios.