Shared Thank You’s…..
2016 is already kicking off to a wonderful start, arriving home from our own holiday, Julesy’s BnB has seen it’s first guest for the year. Our Japanese guests Yukihiro, Yukako and their gorgeous baby Riku stayed for 4 nights with us. Babies always bring another dynamic to our BnB, such a cute baby and always so happy, smiling and waving the whole time, such a treasure.
Roxy however was not so sure on what to make of it all, made herself scarce, but was desperately inquisitive at times to see who this little creature was visiting her house, but she kept a safe distance.
During breakfast I always enjoy finding out what my guests like to eat for breakfast and cater to their cultural needs, but I always like to tempt them with a few other things too, keeps things fun. Even the Vegemite has made an appearance a few times, (99% of our guests who have dared to taste it concur Australian’s are as weird as the creatures that roam the country) obviously it’s an acquired taste.
But our Banana Bread was a clear favourite of the week, so for Yukako, I am sharing this ever popular recipe, as a thank you for being our first lovely guests for 2016, and also in appreciation of the lovely origami crane you left as a gift in your room. We were very touched. Thank you.
Julesy’s Banana Bread
3 large bananas mashed
1 1/2 cups of self raising flour
1 1/2 cups of dark brown sugar
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
1/2 cup of walnuts
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
Preheat the oven to 180C. Use a long loaf tin and line it with baking paper and set aside.
In a large bowl mash the bananas and add the eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla essence, sugar and walnuts and mix well. Then sift in the flour and mix with a wooden spoon until all ingredients are well combined. Pour ingredients into your tin and bake for 55mins. Remove from the oven immediately and let cool in the tin.
Serve with fresh bananas and strawberries. you can even butter with mascarpone or honeyed ricotta, or just enjoy it on its own.
Wishing you all a delicious 2016 and can’t wait to welcome all our upcoming guests to Julesy’s BnB in 2016.
It’s the small things in life that make us all appreciate and is our motto for the year.
All the best
Julie, Glen & Roxy