Saturday, November 13, 2010
Egg-Free Microwave Brownie...in less than 5 minutes!
Okay. I have my moments when I'm really REALLY craving for a chocolate brownie topped with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and I don't want to wait. I don't want to preheat, measure, mix, pour, bake and then cool. It's been a long crazy day, I'm dead tired and all I want is a warm gooey brownie and I want it NOW!
Well, thank goodness I have my microwave brownie to the rescue. Sometimes I mix together the dry ingredients in a Ziploc bag and store it in my cupboard for emergencies. Then, all I have to do is add the wet ingredients, zap it in the microwave for a minute and voila! Aaaaaaahhhh....CHOCOLATE HEAVEN :-)
Egg-Free Microwave Brownie
Makes one serving
Allergy Note: contains wheat and dairy ingredients
2 Tbs. melted butter or allowed margarine
2-3 Tbs. milk or water *
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
4 Tbs. sugar
2 Tbs. cocoa powder*
2-3 Tbs. flour
2 Tbs. semisweet chocolate chips
pinch of salt
*For a rich fudgy brownie, use 2 Tbs. milk and 2 Tbs. flour.
For a cakey brownie, use 3 Tbs. milk and 3 Tbs. flour.
For vegan alternatives: use vegetable oil instead of butter and instead of regular chocolate chips, you can use Enjoy Life or Chocolate Dream brand chocolate chips. You can use Rice Dream ice cream instead of vanilla ice cream or top with strawberries or bananas.
In a small microwaveable bowl, mix together the melted butter, milk and vanilla extract. Add the sugar, cocoa powder, flour, chocolate chips and salt. Mix till combined. Microwave on HIGH for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Allow to cool for 1 to 2 minutes. Top with a scoop of ice cream and drizzle with chocolate syrup.