Boodle’s Orange Fool

Boodle’s Orange Fool

  • Prep Time: 2 hrs
  • Total Time: 4 hrs
  • Servings: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “Boodle’s Club in London’s St. James’s Street, was founded in 1764 and this luscious fool has been a speciality on the menu for many years. It is a little like a trifle, with a sponge cake base which sops up the creamy, fruit-flavoured mixture on top.”


  • 4 -6single trifle sponge cakes, cut into 1 cm slices
  • 2oranges, juice and zest of
  • 1lemon, juice and zest of
  • 25 -50gsugar
  • 300mldouble cream
  • orange slices (to decorate) ororange section( to decorate)
  • Directions

  • Use the sponge slices to line the bottom and halfway up the sides of a deep serving dish or bowl.
  • Mix the orange and lemon zests and juices with the sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • In another bowl, whip the cream until it just starts to thicken, then slowly add the sweetened fruit juice, whipping the cream as you do so.
  • Whip until the cream is light and thickened and all the juice absorbed.
  • Pour the mixture over the sponge and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, longer if possible, so that the juice can soak into the sponge and the cream thicken Serve decorated with segments or slices of fresh orange.
  • Reviews

  • “This was absolute perfection and couldn’t have been easier to make.Light, airy and so fresh tasting.It also looked spectacular.This is the dessert I’ll be making all summer long for guests.”

  • “So good to find this recipe again as my mother used to make this for me when I was a child. Lovely flavours and a real show stopper. Thanks Julie.”