Saturday, September 24, 2011

Super Lazy Microwave Brownies

John asked me for brownies this evening, after our healthy meal of blackened tilapia and veggies.  He looked like he really needed brownies.  He doesn't like mix brownies, either; he likes my scratch brownies.

Here's my super-lazy scratch microwave brownie:

In a microwave-safe cooking dish, melt two squares of Baker's chocolate (1 ounce each) with 1/3 cup of butter.   Takes about 2 minutes in my microwave, which is wimpy.  If your microwave is powerful, better watch it.

While that's going on, beat 2 eggs and find the sugar, baking powder, vanilla, flour, and salt.

When the melted chocolate mixture comes out of microwave, the chocolate looks like it isn't melted but is soft.   With a spoon, beat the chocolate and butter together and make sure the chocolate is completely melted.  Then beat in a cup of sugar.  Beat in the eggs thoroughly.  Next, beat in 1/2 t vanilla, 1/4 t of baking powder, and 1/4 t of salt.  Mix thoroughly - it's good exercise, which will use up about 1/100 of the calories in a brownie.  Finally, beat in 1 cup of flour.  Add chopped nuts if you like, or if you want to be ridiculous like the Sullivans, you can add chocolate chips.

I cook it in the same dish.  Before I put it in the microwave, though, I like to scrape the sides with a rubber spatula to make it look a little better.  Give the gooey spatula to hungry hubby and he'll wait better.  Nice moment to tell him about the yarn I bought today.

It takes about five minutes to microwave it in my microwave at about 70% power, but as I said, my microwave is slow, and yours is probably faster.  I keep turning and watching the stuff.  It's done when it gets a little puffy and springs back up when poked gently.

Especially good served warm with a little ice cream.


  1. Poi gli hai detto del filato?
    cosa ti ha risposto

  2. Hi, Vanda - When the hubby's mouth is full of chocolate, it's a good time to tell him about the latest yarn shopping. :)

  3. This sounds yummy! I have a Hershey's cookbook and there's a great brownie recipe that used cocoa and only 2 eggs, so it's not as unhealthy as some recipes. Also uses only two bowls. But still, you have to cook it and let it cool and that takes too long for men, LOL. I tried a 5 minute chocolate mug cake, but it tasted like cooked glue. I'm going to try this after school today!
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