Friday, 10 May 2013

Quickie Brownie In A Mug

Lately, I have been coming across numerous recipes for microwaved brownie in a mugThis express dessert seems to receive rave reviews, but there were also some negative comments, but mostly positive ones. So, I thought I would give this much talked about express brownie a try.

Frankly, I find this recipe just alright and its just good enough to curb that mid week cravings. Plus it takes only minutes to whip up a batch and it is only a small serving! But it could never match the real thing (you can make real wholesome brownies during the weekend when you've got the time)  This is my take on this dessert, inspired by various recipes which I've came across, with slight tweaks here and there.

I started off with a tablespoon of butter which I melted in the microwave. 

To the melted butter add some sugar and stir well. According to some reviews, the sugar makes the brownie a little gritty, so I used powdered sugar instead. If you don't have any powdered sugar, fret not, just use fine granulated/castor sugar. Then go on to add in the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. 

Next, stir in the unsweetened cocoa powder and the self-raising flour. 

Add evaporated milk.

Lastly, if you happen to have any chocolate chips, stir that in to the mixture.

Microwave it for 1 minute and it's done! Your very own quickie brownie in a mug!

1 tbsp butter
1 1/2 tbsp powdered sugar
A pinch of salt
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp self-raising flour
1 tbsp evaporated milk
2 tsp chocolate chips

1) Put 1 tbsp of butter in a mug and melt it the microwave.
2) Stir in sugar, salt and vanilla extract to the melted butter.
3) stir in unsweetened cocoa powder and self-raising flour.
4) Mix in the evaporated milk and combine well.
5) stir in the chocolate chips.
6) Microwave it for 1 minute. Serve hot.

This recipe is supposed to be a versatile one. Just make do with whatever you've got and hope it turns out good (and edible). Do not be afraid to experiment. I made this brownie using whatever I had. The following are the substitutes which you could use:

Butter --> shortening or canola oil
Powdered sugar --> fine granulated sugar, brown sugar, golden syrup
Unsweetened cocoa powder --> drinking chocolate
Self-raising flour --> plain flour + 1/8 tsp baking soda
Evaporated milk --> plain milk or water
Chocolate chips --> chocolate chunks or if you don't have either, you can omit this.

I microwaved mine for 1 minute. This may vary depending your microwave. 

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