RECIPE AND PHOTOS BY LAURA-MAE WILLIAMS
You know those times, you’re sitting in front of the television, on your phone, wrapped in a blanket and you really feel like cake or a brownie or something chocolaty? But you’re lazy. Man, you cannot be bothered to spend time baking a cake and waiting half an hour for it to cook. You want something, now. This is where you and your new best friend, Mr. Mug Brownie become acquainted. You only need a few basic ingredients that you will probably just find around the kitchen.
- A mug (Come on, you have to have one of these)
- 2 tbsp of butter
- 2 tbsp of water
- A dash of salt
- 4 tbsp of granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder (may need a trip to the grocery store for this one)
- 4 tbsp of plain flour
Place all the ingredients straight into the mug. Dry ingredients first, and then add the rest. Mix well! You only need to put this bad boy in the microwave for about a minute, maybe a few seconds more (depending on your microwave) before your beautiful mug brownie is ready for consumption.
If you have some vanilla ice-cream in the freezer, pop a scoop on top.
Beware: Once you have made your first mug brownie, it probably will become one of your favourite snacks and you may find yourself wanting another one very soon.