"Gemma-Rose, I brought home some bananas from the shop so you can cook a new recipe I found," Mum said, handing me a piece of paper with a recipe written on it.
I read the recipe, then read it again. But how ever much I read the recipe it still clearly stated that I was supposed to put peanut butter and bananas in the same batch of biscuits, which I thought was strange. Would it taste weird?
"Er, Mum," I said uncertainly, "are you sure that I am supposed to put peanut butter and bananas into the same biscuits?"
Mum nodded, undaunted by the fact.
As Mum and the recipe had quite clearly decided that I was going to make this batch of biscuits with that strange combination, I plodded off to the kitchen to start cooking.
I grabbed the bunch of bananas, a packet of oats, the peanut butter and with much reluctance, put the chocolate on the kitchen bench without so much as taking a tiny nibble. Then I set to work chopping, measuring, mashing and stirring. A few minutes later a batch of unusual looking biscuits where thrown into the oven and I, feeling quite proud of myself and the biscuits despite the contents, started to clean up the kitchen.
"Mum, have they cooked for long enough?" I asked, peering through Mum's bedroom door.
"Not yet," answered Mum who had her eyes stuck to the screen of her computer, so clearly she wasn't paying much attention to me.
A few minutes later I was back. "Mum, should I take the biscuits out yet?" I asked anxiously.
"You should leave them in for a couple more minutes yet."
I poked my head round the door again. "Mum, are you certain they aren't burning?"
"Yes, I am quite certain. Go sit down for a few minutes and stop worrying," Mum said determinedly.
I slunk out of Mum's bedroom and sat down at the table with a good book.
"Gemma-Rose, they can come out now," called Mum.
I jerked my head out of my book and sprinted for the kitchen, questions bubbling up in my head.
"What if they were burnt?"
"If they were, would I have to make more?"`
"Would I get in trouble for burning them?"
"No I wouldn't get in trouble because I had asked Mum to tell me when they were done, hadn't I?"
I opened the oven door, and inside were some biscuits that weren't burnt at all. "What was I worrying about?" I asked myself.
"Mum, the biscuits still look squishy," I said, as I raced into Mum's bedroom.
"That is probably just the banana," Mum reassured.
The next day Mum asked, "Can I have one of your wonderful biscuits?"
I opened the lid of the container and placed one of the biscuits onto a plate. "Here you go, Mum," I said placing the plate on the table. Then I found myself a biscuit and sat down to eat.
"Interesting taste," Mum commented.
I bit into my own biscuit and had to agree it was an interesting flavour.
"Sophie, what do you think of my biscuits?" I asked.
"Interesting," Sophie answered.
I thought about the peanut butter and bananas I had put in them, and decided that even with those odd ingredients, they had turned out well.
If you want to brave the peanut butter and banana combination......
3 ripe bananas
1 cup of quick oats
Half a cup of chopped up dark chocolate
1 heaped dessertspoon of peanut butter
Mash up the three bananas in a bowl and add the oats.
Chop up the dark chocolate and put it in the bowl.
Take a dessertspoon and heap it with peanut butter, then plop it into the bowl.
Mix all together and then make small balls and place them on a tray lined with baking paper.
Cook for 15 minutes at 180 degrees C