food in a mug
Grease with butter or oil, add as many tablespoons of milk as you do eggs. Beat well until the mixture is smooth and pop your mug in the microwave for 45 seconds. Stir the eggs then microwave for a further 30 – 45 seconds until the mixture sets. Add season with salt and pepper for added flavour
Beat 1 egg and 1½ tablespoons of milk together in your mug adding a pinch of salt or pepper. Take a ¼ of a roll (or another bread type), tear into small pieces and stir in. Add two teaspoons of cream cheese and dice onion and add a few small pieces of cook bacon. Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds, and garnish as you wish.
Mug Mac ‘n Cheese
Combine ½ a mug of water with a small handful of macaroni, microwave for 2 minutes, and stir. Repeat this for 2 to 4 more minutes stopping to stir at 2 minute intervals until the pasta is cooked through – add more water if needed. Add a ¼ of a mug of milk and ½ a mug of grated cheese, microwave for a further minute – stir thoroughly and tuck in.
Butter the inside of your mug, and then cut a couple of slices of bread into small cubes. Add an egg and 3 tablespoons of milk to your mug, sprinkle with salt and cracked pepper and beat together. Add the cubes of bread to the mug and gently mix. Let the mixture soak into the bread – microwave for 1 minute, 30 seconds until your toast is perfect.
Garlic Chicken Dinner
Put 3 cloves of garlic with herbs into your mug and fill with water, just enough to cover the garlic and microwave for 2 minutes. While your mug is in the microwave cut the meat off the chicken leg or breast and cut into bite size pieces. Put the chicken, 15ml of white wine and 15ml of olive oil in the mug. Season with salt and pepper and stir well. Microwave for 3 minutes, stirring once and you have yourself a delicious chicken dinner.
Chocolate Mug Cake
Combine 4 tablespoons of self-rising flour, 4 tablespoons of granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons of cocoa power, 3 tablespoons of milk, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 egg and 3 tablespoons of Chocolate spread in a mug. Whisk well until smooth. Microwave for 2-3 minutes. Add whipped cream and chocolate sauce for an extra sweet finish.
Marshmallow Fluff and Peanut Butter Mug Cake
Combine 4 tablespoons of granulated sugar, 4 tablespoons of self raising flour, 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 3 tablespoons of melted butter, 3 tablespoons of peanut butter, 3 tablespoons of milk and 1 egg in a large mug. Mix well until smooth. Microwave for 2-3 minutes. Top with a tablespoon of Marshmallow Fluff spread (available from Tesco’s )
Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake
Combine 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of strawberry yoghurt, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 4 tablespoons of granulated sugar and 5 tablespoons of all-purpose flour in a mug. Microwave for 3-4 minutes. Finish off by topping with strawberries and whipped cream for a deliciously fruity flavour.
Cookie Dough Mug Cake with Chocolate Chips
Combine 1 egg, 3 tablespoons of brown sugar, 4 tablespoons of self raising flour, 1 tablespoon of butter (or margarine) and 4 tablespoons of chocolate chips in a mug. Mix well and microwave for 2 minutes. Finish with a generous helping of vanilla ice cream.
Gluten-free Brownie Mug Cake
Combine 4 tablespoons of a gluten-free flour (such as quinoa), 4 tablespoons of brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons of milk and a pinch of flour in a mug. Mix well. Microwave for 1 minute. Eat whilst still warm with a dollop of ice cream on the side.
So there it is – proof that delicious desserts can be made within minutes by anyone, anytime and anywhere. Whoever said that microwaves can’t cook up tasty treats? Be warned, though – mug cakes can be highly addictive…