It’s late in the evening, and you would love something sweet, but there’s no way you’re going all the way to the shops to fulfill this craving. We’ve all been there. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a quick recipe for a simple snack that tastes delicious and is easy to prepare? Welcome to the fabulous world of mug brownies.
How is it possible to create a tasty treat in 5 minutes?
There are numerous cooking shows on TV that will show you people creating wonderful looking desserts, but they take a long time to prepare. And if you are going to spend that much time on a recipe, then it makes sense to prepare a large batch that will last you for a long time. But this is not going to help you fulfill a late-night craving. What you need is something that can be prepared in under 5 minutes. How is this possible? With the aid of your often forgotten microwave.
Ready, set, your 5 minutes starts now
In order to achieve this mouth-watering treat in the allotted time, we need a little bit of preparation. We will have a set of dry ingredients, and a set of wet. Find your favourite mug, and add in your dry ingredients. Mix them well with a whisk or fork, and then add your wet mixture. If you’re feeling particularly frisky, feel free to experiment and add in some random things that lurk in your fridge, particularly things like chocolate chips or the remains of chocolate bars that you may have.
The perfect 5 minute recipe
Combine 30g of flour, 50g of sugar, and 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to your mug. Add in a pinch of salt and baking powder and mix it all together. This will constitute our dry mix. Our wet mix will consist of 1/4 cup of milk, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, and a small splash of vanilla extract. Stir it all together and place inside your microwave for approximately 2 minutes, depending on your microwave’s power. Be careful when you remove the mug as it will be quite hot. Let it sit for 30 seconds and then stir. Your deliciousness is ready just like that. Now we just need to add a topping.
How to improve on perfection?
While your microwave is heating up your masterpiece, it’s time to think of what you can do to spice it up a bit. Check your freezer for ice cream to compliment your hot brownies. Maybe you have some fruit or berries that you can add. For extra indulgence, you can add some whipped cream. Search around your fridge for any chocolate-based items such as a chocolate spread or topping, or you can even just add some powdered sugar. Anything goes in this recipe. Now it’s time to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labour. Nothing will top this treat – until you make the next one.
Order a Brownie in a Mug kit!
The professional brownie bakers at Bad Brownie have their own kit for making mug brownies! It contains everything you need to make your own delicious brownies in less than five mins. The only ingredients you will need to add are butter and milk plus you’ll need a microwave to cook the brownies in!