Tuesday, December 7, 2010
The 3-Minute Chocolate Mug Brownie makes a great giveaway for the holiday season. But should you need a little "gift" for yourself, you can have this delicious delight ready for your own indulgence within 3-minutes. Made up with a bow these are really cute, inexpensive stocking stuffers that are guaranteed to satisfy the most earth-shaking chocolate attack. Mm, molten!
3-Minute Chocolate Mug Brownie
1 Large Microwave Safe Coffee Mug, greased
4 tablespoons flour (plain flour, not self-rising)
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa powder
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons mini-chocolate chips (optional)
Small splash of vanilla
Combine first 3 dry ingredients in a medium-size bowl; mix well. Stir in the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in milk and oil; mix well. Add chocolate chips and vanilla; mix again.
Put mixture into greased mug. Cook on High (1000 watts) setting for 3 minutes. The brownie will rise over the top of the mug, that's OK as it will drop back down. Allow to cool a bit, tip out onto a plate. Yield: 1 serving, but easily serves two. The brownie is very rich, similar to a molten chocolate cake. Top with ice cream or whipped topping, if desired.
To make as gifts: Put the dry ingredients into a small clear treat bag and secure with a twisty. Place in a large, microwave proof mug. Print out the gift tag with instructions (see below), punch a hole in the corner of tag and attach with a decorative ribbon and a miniature candy cane, if desired. Write receivers name on back of tag. Chocolate has its own special way of saying I'm thinking of you.
♥ 3-Minute Brownie ♥
Place dry ingredients in a bowl. Add 1 egg, 3 tablespoons
milk, 3 tablespoons oil and a splash of vanilla extract; mix
well. Grease mug; pour batter into mug. Place mug in
microwave and cook on high (1000 watts) for 3-minutes.
The brownie will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be
alarmed. Allow to cool a little; tip out onto a plate and
cut into 2 servings. Serve with whipped cream. Yummo!