Day 85 of 100: Lots of cooking happening

Today’s experiment: Microwave brownie-in-a-mug



There’s been a lull in experiments at lab, partially because I’ll be taking my qualifying exam soon so it’s been a lot of looking up papers and reading and meeting with people to figure out what experiments I’ll need to do to finish my PhD, but also I’m still waiting on an antibody that is now going to arrive next week.

So… cooking!

One of my favorite things recently is the 1-person dessert-in-a-mug. You can find endless lists of recipes for this kind of thing.

Often times these things take a grand total of 5-10 minutes to make, and you have a perfect comfort food dessert on your hands. It’s glorious.

So here’s my recipe for a microwave brownie-in-a-mug:

1-2 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 egg yolk
pinch salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) flour
1 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon or so chocolate chunks/chips

Melt butter in a mug. Add sugars and egg yolk and mix together. Add salt and vanilla and mix. Mix in flour and cocoa powder. Finally, add chocolate chunks/chips and microwave for about 40-45 seconds. It’ll still look a little squishy on top, but the inside will be cooked through. Microwave times may vary.

There you go! Beautifully simple, yes? And minimal dishes, which is pretty sweet.


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