So because every champion needs a little bit of comfort and energy, I've baked him (not just him) a chocolate and fruit tea cake. It is a simple recipe full of nutritious and delicious ingredients that always works on a rainy day like today.
Got a couple of hours and a lovely cup of tea?
Serves 6 or 4 hungry people:
75g of raisins/ sultanas or currants 30g of walnuts the rind of one orange 170g of self-raising flour 1 good tablespoon of clear honey
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until you get a lovely light texture.
Add to this preparation one egg at a time. Mix well.
If you've managed to get your hands out of the chocolate (I always try the chocolate prior to making a cake. You never know, it may not taste good and it is good for my daily magnesium intake!!) it is about time to use it. Add it to the preparation along with the raisins, honey, walnuts and the sieved flour.
Mix well but delicately until your preparation becomes smooth and tasty (go on have a little try).
Pour it into a loaf tin and bake it in a preheated oven (about 170ºC/ Gas Mark 3/ 325ºF) for about one hour.
Leave it to cool for a little while before removing it from the tin.