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Panettone, ricotta and peach cake

You'll need

1 900 gm panettone 600 gm fresh ricotta 50 gm bitter dark chocolate, coarsely chopped 50 gm glacé orange, finely chopped 50 gm blanched almonds, roasted and coarsely chopped 1 tbsp icing sugar, plus extra for dusting 2 tbsp Grand Marnier 4 peaches, halved, stoned and cut into thin wedges


  • 01
  • Using a serrated knife, cut top off panettone to make a neat cylinder shape, then trim crust from cylinder and cut widthways into four 1cm-thick slices. Reserve trimmed panettone for another use.
  • 02
  • Push ricotta through a fine sieve into a bowl, then add chocolate, glacé orange, almonds, icing sugar and half the liqueur and combine well. Spread 1/3 cup ricotta mixture over bottom slice of panettone, press another slice over the top, then repeat spreading and layering, finishing with a layer of ricotta. Combine peaches with remaining liqueur, then top panettone with one-third of the peaches. Serve cake cut into wedges, with remaining sliced peaches passed separately. Cake is best served on day of making.

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people

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