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Monday, January 10, 2011

Microwave Brownies

I can't believe I forgot to add these here.  I cannot eat an entire "batch" of these, but maybe you can try.  I tried having only one bowl to mix and bake, but I thought it made too much mess, so this mixes in one bowl and cooks in a Corning rice bowl.  I've also tried putting bits of things in the batter, but they are decadent enough without the additions.  You should also eat them as soon as they have cooled a bit - like most "breads" baked in the microwave, they get a little rubbery after they cool.

3T butter, melted
1/2 c sugar
1/4 c cocoa
1/4 c flour
1 egg
1/2 t vanilla

Melt the butter in a Corning rice bowl in the microwave for 20 seconds.  Swirl to coat the bowl sides, then set aside.  Mix the dry ingredients well in a small mixing bowl.  Add the egg, vanilla and butter, and stir just until mixed well.  Pour into the rice bowl and microwave for 1:35 in a 110-watt microwave with rotating platter.  (If your microwave is different, you will probably have to adjust the cooking time.)  Cool slightly and eat.

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