Have a great Christmas!

I can hardly believe Christmas Eve is this very weekend!
How time flies! Here at China Fleet Country Club, we’ve been running Christmas parties, lunches, Christmas Golf, Christmas Afternoon Teas and even Santa himself has paid us a visit, so I’m ready for a break!

I’m hoping to stop soon and enjoy some festive food and some well-deserved bubbles! Then, we’re back for our New Year Eve’s party and celebrating 2018 in style.

Why not try our Festive Cherry and Chocolate Roulade, with warm chocolate sauce recipe

For the Roulade
5 Eggs
175g Caster Sugar
175g Dark Chocolate

For the Filling
100g Dark Pitted Cherries (Roughly Chopped)
2pt Double Cream
120g Caster Sugar
For the Chocolate Sauce
200g Chocolate
175ml s/skimmed milk
2 tbsp double cream
30g Caster Sugar
30g Unsalted butter

Roulade – Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees. Whisk the eggs and sugar together until the mixture doubles in volume. Melt the chocolate and fold into the mix (being careful not to knock out the air). Line a Swiss roll tray with greaseproof paper and pour the mixture into the tray and spread evenly. Place in pre-heated oven and cook for 10 minutes. Whilst that is cooking get another sheet of greaseproof paper and sprinkle some caster sugar over it, when the roulade is cooked transfer onto this sheet and allow to cool.

Filling – Whip the cream and sugar together, spread evenly onto roulade and top with chopped cherries. Using the greaseproof paper underneath, gently roll the roulade from end to end, until you have a nice Swiss roll. Trim and cut into portions, should serve around 6 people.

Chocolate Sauce – Melt the chocolate separately, heat the milk, cream and sugar together and pour over the melted chocolate. To finish whisk in the butter until you get a nice smooth sauce. Serve over the top of the roulade and enjoy.

Whatever you have planned, we would like to wish you a fantastic Christmas and a happy New Year.

If you feel the urge to work off the mince pie calories, our Christmas opening times can be seen here. Plus, if it all gets a bit too hectic, come and relax in the Aqua Spa or Brasserie!

See you next week & see you at the Club soon,


On the Devon and Cornwall boarder on the banks of the River Tamar, China Fleet Country Club is one of the South West’s leading country clubs. With award winning golf, spa, beauty, gym, exercise classes, accommodation, bistro & brasserie, the Club is set in 180 acres of stunning Cornish countryside near Plymouth.