When we microwave anything, we have to get other appliances involved--the timer or the stop watch on our mobile phones. It's ridiculous. That being said, I've been wishing for a new microwave and spending much of my "me time" visiting links like this and lusting after practically everything on the page. Unfortunately, we can't afford £50+ for the microwave of my dreams at the moment. I mean, we have one and shoddy as it is, it works. Make do, right? Right!
So, in an attempt to be swept off my feet by our microwave, I decided to try a variation of those microwave brownies that are dominating Pinterest at the moment. Most of those recipes call for eggs in the mix and eggs + microwave = fastest way for me to fall eve more out of love with my microwave than I already am! But after seeing The Pin Junkie's amazing recipe for micro brownies without the egg, I wanted to try them!
As always, I've changed this recipe around a bit and used Nesquick instead of cocoa powder, I added a bit more flour, a bit more butter and some chocolate chips, too! This is quite possibly the best thing that has ever been in my favorite blue mug! This resulted in a delicious chocolatey brownie with a texture less like homemade brownies and more like ... those Little Debbie brownies. Not bad, but I think I prefer homemade oven brownies!
Ingredients:For the microwave brownies
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp Nesquick
2 1/2 tbsp melted butter
4 heaped tbsp plain flour
4 tbsp sugar
generous handful milk chocolate chips
All right, let's cook:
Begin by gently melting your butter. I did this in the microwave in the mug I made the brownies in.
Add the water and vanilla to the melted butter followed by the salt.
Stir to mix.
Add the sugar.
Mix by stirring.
Add the Nesquick.
Add the flour.
Add the chocolate chips and gently fold in.
Pop the mug in the microwave for at least 60 seconds. In my horrible microwave, I'm estimating it took about 75 seconds to get the consistency I wanted. I like my brownies a bit doughy and fudgey and pretty much underdone. But that's hard to achieve by nuking.
Let the brownies cool a few seconds before digging in. I shared this with Callum and topped his little portion with some chocolate ice cream. Unfortunately, he had pretty much devoured it before I got a photo!
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