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A Quick Treat!
Maybe its late. Maybe you're feeling lazy. Maybe its too hot to put the oven on. But you need something to satisfy that chocolate craving....
Heres a solution bound to feed that sweet tooth. Mike's Minute Brownies. A Quick, rather delicious, very simple recipe for Rich, Fudgy brownies. An almost as good as the brownies themselves, the cleanup is just a bowl and a spoon! couldn't be easier! And since its in the microwave, kids can easily do this too :) I prepackage little sandwich baggies with the dry ingredients for my sister, so when she gets home from school and is dying for something sweet, it can be whipped up even faster.
This recipe is pretty simple. All the measurements are in Tablespoons, so as to dirty fewer dishes ;) All you need is:
-4 TBSP flour
-4 TBSP white sugar
-2 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
-2 TBSP Vegetable Oil
-2 TBSP water (or coffee for a mocha brownie)
-dash of salt
Mix all of your dry ingredients in a Microwave safe bowl (a soup bowl or similar standard size bowl is fine). Add in the Oil and water, mixing til most of the lumps are gone.
Once Mixed, scrape the batter from the sides down, or pour into a second bowl (but who wants extra dishes?) and place into the microwave. On high power, cook for 45 to 70 seconds, depending on the strength of your microwave. Mine is 1100 watts, and 52 seconds is the magic number for perfect fudgy brownies.
Once cooked til it looks nearly done, pull it from the microwave (caution, its HOT!) and let it cool for 1-2 minutes if you want a hot, fudge brownie.
Make it Your Way!
Everyone loves their brownies their own way. So make it yours! Here are some ideas to make that brownie even tastier!
-Add almonds or walnuts- make sure your crush them small before mixing them in or topping the brownie. Whole or halved nuts tend to have a sort of rubber feeling when microwaved.
-Chocolate, Java, Mint, caramel or peanut butter chips- toss a TBSP or two into or on top of the mix, and cook it. It'll add that extra flavor that makes it perfect for you!
-Marshmallow topper- place several small, or one big marshmallow on top of the brownie half through cooking. the marshmallows will melt and give you an ooey gooey sweet topper that you can add other toppings to as well!