Do you ever have it where you're sitting at home and suddenly you get a craving for something rich and chocolatey? It might be a little later and so you don't feel like pulling out all of the stops and actually making a full pan of brownies or cookies, but you still want something to satisfy that sweet tooth. Well I'll admit, that this occurs to me quite frequently. Although I usually have something in the freezer that I can pull out for a bedtime snack, once in a while my freezer fails me and I have nothing to sweet to eat.
This happened to me a couple of weeks ago, I was craving something warm and gooey and chocolaty and didn't know what to do about it. That's when I thought about all the recipes I've seen for a single serving brownie you make in mug and cook in the microwave. This sounded quick and easy and perfect. I went online to find a recipe and settled on this one because it had good reviews and included butter, not oil like a lot of them do.
The verdict: this was the perfect thing to satisfy my chocolate craving, and it was so simple. I'll admit, I've made it several times since and have loved it. So if you have an intense desire for something chocolaty, but don't have much time to do something about it, this is the perfect fix.
A few years back I finally caved in and bought one of those Betty Crocker Warm Delights. I had always wanted to try one, they secretly looked quite tasty to me. But when I made it I admit I was disappointed. I just didn't think it was all that good. This recipe reminded me of that, but a thousand times better. Is it the best brownie I have ever eaten, of course not. But when all you need is a little chocolate to improve your day, this is a good way to do it!
Start with butter, I already didn't follow the directions, it's supposed to be melted, whoops! Turned out anyway!
Water, vanilla, salt and sugar next
Mix it all up
Finally the flour
Give it a good stir
Bake (as it were) for about 45 seconds in the microwave
Trust me, this brownie demands ice cream,
if you don't have any, go buy some
Wait for it to melt, if you can
It doesn't last long
Adapted from: food.com
- 1 Tbs butter, melted
- 1 Tbs water
- dash vanilla
- dash salt
- 2 Tbs sugar
- 1 Tbs cocoa
- 2 Tbs flour
In a 6 oz ramekin or mug add butter, water, vanilla and salt, whisk well
Add cocoa, whisk well.
Add sugar, whisk well.
Add flour, whisk well.
Microwave for 45-50 seconds, center should be molten, don't overcook
Top with ice cream and enjoy!