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ChelsEats: Microwave Mug Recipes
Sometimes, we all have a craving for little something chocolate, something gooey, something fresh-out-the-oven. Don't be so quick to crack out the full blown recipes, though--there are tons of recipes for single serve mug cakes or cookies or whatever your heart desires.
I did a little experimenting the other day and made a pretty good mini chocolate tart. I started with a basic cookie crust- 1T flour, 1T butter, and ¼ T confectioners sugar. I mixed together, pressed it down into a small container, then popped it in the microwave and cooked it till the top was light brown, about 45 seconds. Then I let it cool while making a simple ganache in the microwave- 2T semi sweet chocolate chips (I like Guittard) and 2T heavy cream, microwaved for 30 seconds. I poured it into the container with the cookie, let it cool, and voila! It came out well...the cookie was a little undercooked in the middle, but I didn't mind at all. It was the perfect serving size too.
Craving something else? A chocolate chip cookie, maybe? Here's a great recipe I found online: http://www.number-2-pencil.com/2012/03/06/chocolate-chip-cookie-in-cup/
Have a fruity craving? Here is an A+ recipe for a quick cobbler: http://domesticfits.com/2012/10/17/5-minute-microwave-berry-cobbler/
Any other good mug recipes? My sweet tooth is itching.