Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Recipe week! Microwave Mug Brownie.

OK, recipe week continues!  There will be four recipes, and this weeks Friday Favourite will focus on recipes that can be found online that I like. Any complains?

I first heard about the mug brownie a few years ago, and found out that it's a really great but dangerous recipe. A brownie that can be made in 2 minutes and only require the simplest ingredients and a microwave? Lucky me I haven't had regular access to a microwave in quite some time. While it's nothing like a real brownie, it will make you satisfied when you really crave a little bit of sugar and chocolate.

Vegan Mug Brownie

2 tbs wheat flour
2 tbs sugar
1 tbs cocoa powder
1 tbs oil
1 tbs liquid (coffee, water, orange juice, veg-milk)

Mix the dry ingredients in a mug or a small bowl. Add the oil and the liquid and stir to mix it well. Microwave on high heat for 45-60 seconds, depending on how firm you want your brownie. You will have to experiment to find the perfect time, since the heat varies from different microwaves. Eat with a spoon! For those super luxury moments, add a spoon of vanilla ice cream on top. Nom nom nom.

A mug brownie isn't pretty, so instead I give you two cute animals. I met the sheep when I was hiking in the Faroes, and it behaved very weird. While almost every other sheep ran away at the first sight of us, this stuck it's head trough then fence making sounds (what do you call the sounds of a sheep in English?). It sounded so demanding, so I picked up some grass and gave it to her. She ate it and walked away, seemingly pleased. Too lazy to pick her own grass obviously.


  1. I think mug brownies would be my only reason to buy a microwave. They sound awesome.

  2. love, love, love the sheep with a big personality.
    I haven't had a mug brownie yet. I've heard lots of positive but also lots of negative feedback. I'm torn.

  3. Celine: It's such a small effort to try, so why not just do it and find out?