Friday, 18 July 2008

Chocolate cupcake in a mug

Our younger son sent me this recipe. It takes 5 minutes and is ideal for someone in a hurry who loves chocolate - Alex has a microwave and is always in a hurry. He is a lecturer in anthropology at the University of South Africa. Comment was made by one of his friends: "Guys I tried this and it is so quick and easy!!!I would suggest you put half a teaspoon of baking powder in and half a teaspoon of salt. Very nice!!!" Just follow the pictures! Ingredients: 4 Tablespoons cake flour 4 Tablespoons sugar 2 Tablespoons cocoa 1 Egg 3 Tablespoons milk 3 Tablespoons oil 1 Mug

Sugar and Cocoa


Spoon in one egg


Pour in milk and oil

Mix well

Put in microwave for 3 minutes on maximum power (1000watt)

Wait until it stops rising and sets in the mug

Tip contents out of mug onto saucer and enjoy!

Sit back and enjoy with coffee (in a different mug!)

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Corn Bread

My silence has been due to power cuts (yesterday 20 houirs) and internet failure! Anyway today we are up and running and the sun is shining! This is an ideal corn bread to serve with chili con carne or a good hearty soup 250 ml yellow mealie meal 10 ml baking powder 2 ml salt 410 g cream-style sweetcorn 1 chilli, chopped (optional) 125 ml milk 2 tsp baking powder 65 ml oil 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 250 ml grated mature Cheddar cheese 40 ml sesame seeds Method Preheat oven to 180 ÂșC. Mix together polenta, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Add sweetcorn, chilli, buttermilk, oil, eggs and half the cheese. Mix well. Pour into a greased 20 cm square baking tin. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and sesame seeds. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes until set and golden. (If bread begins to brown too soon, cover with aluminium foil.) Cut the corn bread into squares and serve warm or at room temperature. Serves 6.