This has been a crazy week. C.R.A.Z.Y
Our house got flooded twice thanks to a loose pipe. Work has been keeping us on our toes. And this summer is particularly murderous.
Thank god for brownies that are ready in a minute.
I don’t do a lot of microwave baking. In fact the only things on this blog that a microwave produced are this cake and this cookie. Nothing can match the awesomeness of a regular oven, but in a pinch, microwave baking is pretty good. In keeping with my brownie series for Fiesta Friday, I decided to make my own version of this brownie.
I reduced the amount of sugar and flour to combat the dryness that microwave baked goods often have. Peanut butter chips add a pop of colour. Unfortunately I had no option but to shoot this in the odd morning light, which is half shadow, half sunlight. I don’t quite get it!
What you’ll need:
2 tbsps of butter (add a pinch of salt if using unsalted butter)
1 tablespoons caster sugar
¼ tsp of vanilla extract/essence
1 egg yolk
3 tbsp of flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
2 heaping tbsps of semi sweet chocolate chunks/chips and more to sprinkle on top if desired
What to do:
1. In a small microwave bowl or mug, melt the butter, but don’t let it boil.
2. Stir in the sugar, vanilla and salt, if using. Add the egg yolk and stir well.
3. Add flour and cocoa powder, mix well. Stir in the chocolate chunks/chips.
4. Smoothen the top, sprinkle a few more chips on if desired and microwave on high for 1 minute. Every microwave differs so I would suggest do this in 30 seconds spurts. If it looks a little wet around the center, that’s ok. Over cooking will dry it out.
5. Allow to stand for about 5 minutes and dig in, preferably with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!