Author: Magdalena Marsden
I was recently invited to demonstrate my cooking skills to new students at a local college.
I thought this was going to be easy and started to gather my favourite simple recipes. That was until I read all my instructions and to my dismay found out, that the new college accomodation didn't include ovens in their kitchen design. I suppose it makes sense - students are there just for a short time and most of their student's life probably won't include slaving over roast dinners on Sundays!
But, for me - with a 'normal' kitchen - I'm used to using my microwave only to melt chocolate for my chocolate making, but not actually to cook or bake!
So, anyway after a mini melt down, I've accepted the challenge and pulled together a simple meal cooked just on a hob or in a microwave. And for pudding, I made this chocolate pudding in a mug. And of course, in the interests of research I had to try this recipe several times to make sure the recipe worked. I'm happy to report that this indeed is the perfect end to a good meal - quick, gooey, chocolatey and since it's only made in a mug, you don't need to do much washing up afterwards.
Oven, who needs one...
Chocolate pudding in a mug recipe
(makes 2 puddings)
2½ tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp golden syrup (or honey)
6 tbsp self-raising flour
2½ tbsp caster sugar
1 medium egg
1½ tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
1½ tbsp milk
40g white chocolate, finely chopped
Divide 1tbsp cocoa equally between two standard mugs. Add 1tbsp golden syrup (or honey) to each; mix to a paste. Measure flour, caster sugar and remaining 1½tbsp cocoa into a medium bowl. Crack in egg, and add oil and milk. Mix well, then stir in white chocolate.
Divide mixture equally between mugs, then microwave on full power (800W) for 1min 10sec, one mug at a time. Serve in mugs, or turn on to a plate, adding cream or ice cream, if you like. You can leave out the white chocolate or swap it for different type of chocolate.
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