Monday, September 14, 2009

Microwave your way to happiness

It seems to good to be true. Cake and brownies in under 5 mins from start to finish. Okay, under 5 mins, in the microwave... how good are they going to taste?? I had to try it. They actually are good! The brownie is on the left side of the picture and cake on the right. The brownie was a bit dry so i suggest not doing it the whole 2mins, specially if you like them gooey. The two recipes are very similar with the exception of an egg in the cake. Both recipes were found on

Brownies in a Mug

You'll need:
~ 1 microwaveable mug
~ 4 Tbl flour
~ 4 Tbl sugar
~ 2 Tbl baking cocoa
~ 1/8 tsp baking powder
~ 3 Tbl water
~ 3 Tbl veggie oil
~ a pinch of salt
~ something to stir and scrape with
(Optional: 3 Tbs chocolate chips,
a splash of vanilla, a hand full of nuts)

Mix dry ingredents in mug
Add water and oil
Make sure it's all mixed and scrape down sides
Microwave for 2 mins, or less if you like them gooey
Turn out of mug onto plate or enjoy it right in the mug.

Chocolate Cake in a Mug

You'll need:
~ 1 microwaveable mug (the biggest one you have)
~ 4 Tbl flour
~ 4 Tbl sugar
~ 2 Tbl cocoa
~ 1 egg
~ 3 Tbl milk
~ 3 Tbl veggie oil
~ 3 Tbl chocolate chips
~ a splash of vanilla
(optional: 2 Tbl nuts)

Mix the dry ingrents in mug
Add milk and stir while adding oil
Add egg mix well
Add nuts, vanilla, and nuts if you are using them
Microwave for 3 mins. It will rise, and will rise a lot if
you are using a small mug, don't worry it will go down.
Eat it stright from the mug or turn out onto a plate. Enjoy!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Have your chai and drink it too!

Mary at my work brought this recipe in. It's great because you can adjust all the spices, sugar and milk to your liking. I like mine with more cinnamon and not as sweet as already made chai latte, I also use soy milk. Thanks Mary! Now everyone can have chai just the way they like it!

Masala Chai

8 cups water
12-14 black pepper corns
12 cardamom pods
12 whole cloves
1 full star anise (with seeds)
3 T Assam tea leafs
1 cinnamon stick
1 inch fresh ginger (peeled and chopped)

Simmer over low heat for 30 mins.
Strain and refrigerate. Add sugar and milk to taste. It may get cloudy but when it's warmed it will clear up.