We end up eating lots of Gü puds and keeping the glass pots. I thought it might be fun to try and make one for Elena and I - it worked really well and this is super easy! Plus you just need a microwave for this one so it is perfect for students.
Made this little pud the other night. It's fast and pretty good as a cheesecake. Give it a shot.
So I saw a video called "Molten Cookie in a Cup" on the Food Bible Facebook page. It's actually from a site called Naughty Fork. The picture they posted showed a browned top of the cookie, yet they say that they microwaved it....but microwaves don't brown stuff...so we're not sure how that happened. Anyhow, this is my student version of it. Tastes great, doesn't brown.
Give it a shot.
Easy and delish. Do it. Don't have to add baileys but everything is better with baileys.
For when you just need something to munch on. Fast. It's the closest thing to a proper brownie I've come across (and is basically this recipe but for one). Give it a go! All you need is a microwave.
Scrambled egg. It's a classic. Normally found in a pan. Today, we are doing it in a mug. In a microwave. I was sceptical when I first heard about it but I can confirm it tastes and looks like egg once it's done. So do it. Check out the Nigella video.
I only discovered the delights of fajitas the other day and I am now a total convert. They're super easy to make and taste wonderful. Just buy the spices and they'll last for decades. My problem is I eat way too much of it all in one go but if you can resist I reckon this will do you three meals..ish.
So the other day I bought some Salted Caramel Liqueur from Tesco. One of the best decisions I've made for a while. It's like a Baileys but salted caramel. Fab. Like our Best Easy Hot Chocolate but with a bit of an extra kick!
Pop the milk in the mug and microwave for about 1.5 mins. It should be piping hot - when you stick your finger in, it should hurt!
Break in the chocolate and add in the liqueur. Stir until all the chocolate has melted (forks are great for this).
Drink! How fab is that?!
I think this is my new favourite one. It's super simple and delicious. Give it a go. Great for late night reading sessions!
This is by far the best biscuit/cookie you can make in the microwave. It takes no time at all to make and, given you are not baking it, it really is pretty decent. I would definitely recommend giving it a go. One thing you should remember is that not all microwaves are created equal - by this I mean that they all have different power outputs so you'll have to experiment to see what timing works best for you!
Check this out. I seem to live off a constant supply of peanut butter and jam on toast, so I thought why not in a cake? Works fab. Be generous with the peanut butter. Here the jam looks like a heart so I guess it could be a post-valentine-I-still-love-you cake? So easy you'd be mad not to try it.
Wow. This was soooo good! If you don't have the ice cream, just add a shot of baileys and if you don't have the baileys just drink it as is! Absolutely amazing stuff.
Made some lemon cupcakes the other day. Problem was they take time. This really doesn't! Hungry? Do it!
This takes a little more time but it is worth it.
This is just fantastic. Chocolate cake is the best kind of cake. This is No. 5 in the Cambridge "Microwave Week"! Suuucccchh fun!
Since we put chocolate in pre-cooking there are strands of chocolate all through the cake...! It's lovely. Give it a go.
Love this. I think that honey may be the secret to perfect cake. Have a go. No 4 "Microwave Week".
Mix everything up into a paste with a fork! Cook for 1 minute.
OK this is kind of a cookie and kind of a cake. I am still yet to perfect the cookie. The trick to making it more cookie-y is leaving it to cool completely (it goes hard). The problem is I want instant gratification and so just ate it when it was part cookie, part cake. In any case, it tastes great and is a great 5 minute sugar kick!
If you have an oven, here is the full blown cookie recipe!
OK chaps. It is the mid-term chill-out week in Cambridge. I have a good friend in Caius College and she asked if we could provide some easy recipes for food in the microwave as they do not have any proper ovens. Outrageous.
So here you go. A nice cake in a cup to start with. The beauty of these is they take no time, are a shot of sweet gorgeousness and you need hardly any ingredients. Check back here tomorrow for the next one!
No butter in this - that means it's basically one of your five a day. Super easy. Super good.
Welcome to the second instalment of "microwave week"! This is a nice student-y take on a classic. Takes literally a minute - I like it if you don't quite cook the whole thing through so it goes super gloopy. It'll make ya happy!
I work in a sweet shop from time to time and a guy came in and told me to microwave some smarties as he said the chocolate in the middle melts, but the outer shell stays intact. So I tried it.
I have to say he was right in everything except that the colour of the shell goes a bit. Having said that, it was a properly gungy cake. A winner. Give it a shot.
OK so I was bored and I got experimenting....
Good if you have a cold or just feel like a soothing drink!
This is a lovely little supper; easily does two people. It came from a bit in the Times Newspaper. It tastes great so give it a go!
Just to warn you, this is an experimental one.
In a desperate attempt to put off packing up my room and having been suitably annoyed with the app "Yo", I have just made what I think may be the world's first double-decker cake in a cup, in a microwave.
The cake in a cup has been done countless times before (and I love it) but the idea of having two separate flavours separate, but together, in one mug was too good an idea to not do.
I chose to have a peanut butter layer at the bottom and then a coffee layer at the top. I chose these seemingly bizarre flavours both because I was feeling a bit edgy and because I am seriously running out of ingredients - our fridge is looking pretty barren with only the carcasses of out-of-date yoghurts lurking deep within.
Having said this, the cake was pretty fab. Substitute whatever you like. Here is how you do it!
Peanut butter on toast. It sounds simple. But it isn't. People get it wrong. This upsets me.
How can you get it wrong?
Well, it is not that people get it wrong per se but some people do not get it absolutely right.
How do you make this staple of students across the world "right" I hear you say? You butter the toast lightly before you apply the peanut butter. If you don't do it, do it. You have been living a life of dry, okay-ish peanut butter on toast. With proper (salted) butter and peanut butter, it becomes oozy and lovely.
Having made my peanut butter on toast perfectly, today I made, for the first time, the coffee Weetabix cookie in the microwave.
It was fab. Read more for how to do it!
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