Bourbon Fruit Layer Dessert

READY IN: 45mins




  • Peel each orange and finely dice the flesh, discarding the tough core and any seeds (I find it easiest to quarter each orange, then peel).
  • Hull and dice the strawberries.
  • Put both fruits in a bowl and add the bourbon. Add 1/2 tablespoon of the sugar and stir. Leave to soak for about 30 minutes in the fridge. Gently stir as frequently as you can- every 5 minutes if possible- to evenly blend the flavours.
  • Finely grate the chocolate until you have the required 4 tablespoons grated (chilling it beforehand stops it from melting in your hands as you grate it) .
  • When the fruit has finished soaking, whip the cream until it starts to stiffen.
  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar to the cream.
  • Drain the fruit through a sieve, pouring the juices and bourbon into the whipped cream. Stir gently to mix.
  • In four glasses, put a layer of fruit, then cream, then chocolate flakes. Repeat the layers of fruit, cream and chocolate, finishing with the chocolate. If desired, top with a fanned strawberry.