Sunday, January 19, 2014

Eat This: Brownie In A Mug

Busy day out and about. Football playoffs. No one wants to go to the grocery store, but there is that nagging, "Where's my chocolate?"

I've got your chocolate. 

In a mug.
With chips.
And pecans.  

A brownie, steaming hot topped with a dollop of vanilla bean ice cream. Yeah baby.  Delicious. 

Check out how easy this is.

Ingredients (per serving):

4 Tablespoons all purpose flour
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Heaping tablespoons chocolate chips
2 Heaping tablespoons chopped pecans
1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon packed brown sugar
1 Egg yolk (no white)
1 Pinch salt (if using salted butter omit this)
1/4 Teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt butter in the mug in microwave.  Stir in sugars until well combined.  Add egg yolk and vanilla and stir.  Add flour, cocoa and salt, if using, and stir to combine.  Add chips and pecans.

Microwave for one minute on full power. Do not over cook. It will be moist in the center. Let sit for three minutes, if you can, before topping with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Not for the faint of heart. 
Not diet food. 
Just delicious.