From the Kitchen: 5-minute Microwave Brownies

James suddenly had an urge to eat some chocolate last night so we decided to try the microwave brownie recipe that’s been around the Internet for a while. It’s certainly not your top shelf brownie, but it’s a quick fix for all those chocolate cravings!

Here’s my own fudgy concoction…

INGREDIENTS
2 tbsp melted butter or canola oil
3 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch of salt
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp chocolate chips (optional)

PROCEDURE

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a mug.
  2. Top the brownie mixture with chocolate chips (optional).
  3. Pop the mug in the microwave for 1 to 1.5 minutes over high heat.

If you don’t have any cocoa powder lying around the house, substitute it with 5 tbsp of Ovaltine–the chocolate malt drink–then reduce the sugar to 2 tbsp. It won’t be as fudgy but it’s still good.

But if you want to really spruce it up, add a big dollop of rich vanilla ice cream and you have brownie ala mode!

This recipe can actually fit two medium-sized ramekins.

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