On Friday night I walked inside the doors of the restored Globe theater that sits next to the Thames and in view of St Paul’s cathedral, yes this is a trifecta of London importance. It was the final night of the play my friend and I were there to see and it was poignant with the story of a World War I soldier and a doctor who repaired facial injuries.
England’s role in that war was pivotal and that ‘Great war’ changed the world forever, even as we reflect back on one hundred years since. Seeing the play was to be put face-to-face with the harsh realities of those people who went out and those who were left behind. It was also full of humor and laughing through horrors surely was how many stayed sane.
The rest of my weekend has been filled with writing and re-writing my final edit of my book. Adding all the writing I did during my travels. I wrote pieces at the top of the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum and in Whole Foods in Union Square and at the beach in Oregon and several other places I cannot place. Writing inspiration comes from anywhere and everywhere, but never is it more evident than when you are surrounded with new sights and new people.
So in my cold wrapped state I will continue to write and not think about these peanut rough bars which are so easy you could almost make them with your eyes shut. They are made of ingredients you should have in your kitchen so would be perfect to make as a snack to get you through your week or just something to make for your Sunday.
Peanut Rough Bars
Adapted from Australian Woman’s Weekly
Makes 16 bars
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup oats
3/4 cup plain unsalted peanuts
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons peanut butter
Lightly grease a baking tin and preheat the oven to 180ºC/350F.
Stir the flour, baking powder, oats and peanuts in a bowl and set aside.
Meanwhile, place the butter, sugar, honey, peanut butter in a pot on medium low heat stirring until the butter has melted and the mixture is well combined.
Pour into the flour mixture and stir through until well combined.
Pour into the baking tin and bake for 25 minutes or until golden on top.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool fully before removing and slicing into bars.