• Apeksha Gore

5 Minute Brownies - Microwave recipe




Admit it, once in a while we are all hit with a craving for chocolate that just doesn't subside even if you try to divert your mind with tea or coffee or anything else in the whole world. All your mind craves is the solace of an indulgent, gooey and warm chocolate brownie.


However, these are no times for delayed gratification, the mind wants immediate results. No time for a delivery guy to deliver it to your door step, no time for a leisurely bake, no care for the aroma of baking percolating the kitchen, all you want is that damn brownie on your plate!

I was trying to fight such a niggling feeling the other day for about a long time, but when I found myself still thinking of chocolate even after a couple of hours I decided to cave in.


Like I said, these are no times for a painstaking bake, I decided to throw a few ingredients in a dish and microwaved it for a couple of minutes, the result was absolute bliss.

Now, understand that I am not in favour of microwaving every bake, because traditional baking has its own charm. But, when you are pressed for time, when you have to curb a craving or have surprise guests and have no desserts to serve this recipe comes to the rescue.



Ingredients:

3 tablespoons plain flour

2 tablespoons cocoa

3 teaspoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons melted butter

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoons roughly chopped walnuts (Optional)

2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips or baking chocolate coarsely cut


Method:

1. Line a microwave friendly baking dish with baking paper

2. Save aside walnuts and 1 tablespoon chocolate chips/chunks

3. Mix all other ingredients in a bowl.

4. The batter should be of think but dropping consistency

5. Pour in prepared baking dish

6. Scatter walnuts and chocochips/chunks on top

7. Microwave on high for about 80-90 seconds - at this stage you have very gooey brownies, continue to bake for another 15-20 seconds if you prefer proper brownie structure

8. Serve warm with a dallop of icecream


Notes:

1. Addition of chocolate chips / chunks is of utmost importance as this lends the brownie its classic structure. I have tried both and like the chocolate chunks better.

2. I have tried the recipe with .egg but disliked the egg-y smell post bake

3. I have also kept these in fridge overnight and they taste just as delicious served cold



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