Did you know 7th July 2018 is National Chocolate Day?
As a chocolate lover I did! I also know that chocolate is actually made from a fruit – the cocoa bean. Though I’m not sure it counts as ‘1 of your 5 a day’ unfortunately.
However, dark chocolate is credited with a number of health giving properties including being good for your heart, lowering blood pressure and lowering cholesterol levels, due to its antioxidant levels. It’s also been discovered that dark chocolate can improve brain function and its antioxidant levels are considered to be helpful in slowing the signs of ageing. Very good reasons to eat chocolate!
Here at China Fleet Country Club, Saltash, we have a selection of tasty chocolate treats to tempt you in our restaurant and brasserie, from chocolate cakes for coffee with friends to post exercise workout protein bars. You can indulge in a traditional Afternoon Tea or dine in our Upper Deck Bistro or Brasserie where we have delicious chocolate fudge brownie sundae, warm hazelnut & chocolate brownie, chocolate ice cream, deluxe hot chocolates and even chocolate syrups to add a special treat to your coffee.
Our Chef has even shared his recipe for Chocolate Brownies! Enjoy!
· Dark Chocolate chips 700g
· Butter 500g
· Eggs 6
· Muscovado Sugar 500g
· Plain Flour 170g
· Baking Powder 2 tsp
· Melt the Chocolate and Butter together. Whisk the eggs, add the sugar while whisking.
· Fold in the melted chocolate and butter mix. Sift the flour and baking powder and then
· Stir until smooth. Add to a lined and greased baking tray. Bake for 30 – 45 mins at 140.
Of course, if you find you’ve overindulged in chocolate, head to one of our exercise classes or our new look gym to burn off the calories!
Dining at China Fleet – Click for our Brasserie menu & Upper Deck Bistro menu
Click here for our Afternoon Tea selection
Looking for a last minute getaway? See our new 4 Star Accommodation & breaks here
See you at the Club soon