When Rain's failure to contact Jason from the haunted lake house causes him to worry, she bakes his favorite banana bread as an apology. This detail made it into Silver Lake due to the fact that my banana bread is one thing that I make that everyone seems to love. Here's the recipe, give it a try!
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 t salt
1 t baking soda
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 t vanilla extract
1 c mashed very ripe bananas (approx. 2)
Sift together flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda. In a separate bowl, stir together eggs, oil, buttermilk, vanilla, and bananas. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir until evenly mixed. Pour into a greased and floured 9x5 loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/4 hours or until knife comes out clean. Remove from pan and wrap loosely in foil, leaving ends open. When nearly cooled, close ends; let cool completely.
As a child, Kathryn Knight kept her parents on a constant quest to find enough reading material to last her through each week. An early fondness for books about horses later gave way to a lasting preference for both love stories and ghost stories; as a writer, the paranormal romance genre is a perfect fit. Silver Lake is Kathryn's first novel; her second novel, Gull Harbor, has also received a contract from The Wild Rose Press and will be released in 2013. She lives in New England with her husband, her sons, and a number of rescued animals. Please visit her at www.kathrynknightbooks.com or on Facebook at Kathryn Knight books.