100g Self Raising Flour
50g Unsalted butter melted and cooled
75g Brown Sugar
1 Whole Egg
225g Mashed Ripe Bananas
Preheat over to 180C/356F/Gas Mark 4
Put all the dry ingredients into a bowl
Mix the butter, egg and bananas till combined then pour into the dry ingredients
Mix well to full combine all ingredients.
Place mixture into the loaf tin and then into the over for approximately 30Min's.
EASY PEASY!!! (This is probably the best picture I have taken of my food. I think natural light is the key! If your a bit of a photo buff reading this you are probably going 'Der?' by I am learning slowly but surely - any tips on photographing food will be greatly appreciated!)
Us Book Club girls have been meaning to get together for a while but what with life and kids we couldn't tee up a time. Anyway The book we discussed was
'The Slap' by Christos Tsiolkas.
Description: "At a suburban barbecue, a man slaps a child who is not his own. This event has a shocking ricochet effect on a group of people, mostly friends, who are directly or indirectly influenced by the event."
I picked this book for book club thinking it would make a great discussion piece. Unfortunately we all thought the characters were horrible and so couldn't empathise with any of them. Also there is quite a lot of bad language which I personally don't mind but it felt like the author wanted to be crude just for the sake of it.
So onto to our next book which is 'Jasper Jones' by Craig Silvey who is a West Australian and lives in Fremantle.
Description: "Late on a hot summer night in the tail end of 1965, Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of thirteen, is startled by an urgent knock on the window of his sleep-out. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in the regional mining town of Corrigan. Rebellious, mixed-race and solitary, Jasper is a distant figure of danger and intrigue for Charlie. So when Jasper begs for his help, Charlie eagerly steals into the night by his side, terribly afraid but desperate to impress.Jasper takes him through town and to his secret glade in the bush, and it's here that Charlie bears witness to Jasper's horrible discovery. With his secret like a brick in his belly, Charlie is pushed and pulled by a town closing in on itself in fear and suspicion as he locks horns with his tempestuous mother; falls nervously in love and battles to keep a lid on his zealous best friend, Jeffrey Lu. And in vainly attempting to restore the parts that have been shaken loose, Charlie learns to discern the truth from the myth, and why white lies creep like a curse. In the simmering summer where everything changes, Charlie learns why the truth of things is so hard to know, and even harder to hold in his heart."
We are also coinciding this with a book club excursion to hear Craig Silvey talk about his latest novel ‘Jasper Jones’ at the Perth International Writers Festival on November 5 so I am pretty excited about that! I love hearing authors speak about their books. It gives such a new insight into the book. So can't wait to get started on reading it. Check back late in the month for my review!