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Emergency Brownie in a Mug
September 2023
Reading time 1 Minute

Grab a mug and set destination to the microwave. This is guaranteed to deliver an intense chocolatey hit in two minutes flat, using only store cupboard items

Make sure to use a microwave mug without any metallic decorations, like a gold or silver trim, as this will spark an emergency of a different variety.
  • 3 tbsp self-raising flour
  • 2½ tbsp caster sugar
  • 1½ tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp melted butter or vegetable oil
  • 4 tbsp milk (ideally whole)
  • Handful of milk chocolate chips

Put all the ingredients in a large mug, except the chocolate chips. Stir together until you have something resembling a batter, making sure to scrape down the sides of the mug. Stir in the chocolate chips. 

Microwave until set on top – this usually takes between one minute and one minute 30 seconds. (Microwaves vary in power, so it’s best to cook this for one minute, check, then blast again in 30-second increments if needed.) Enjoy in pyjamas on the sofa, perhaps with a scoop of ice cream on top.

The Brownie Diaries by Leah Hyslop (Bloomsbury Absolute, £14.99). Photography by Lauren Mclean.

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