Saturday, 17 March 2012

It's a Mug's Game

Friday night is usually treat night in our house.  Just a little something nice of an eaty treaty nature for getting through the worky/schooly/collegey week.  Nothing OTT - just a little family tradition we have here. 

Alas, it's a week from pay day and we are, as they say dahhhn sarf.... boracic lint mate.  There was nothing of an eaty treaty nature in the house. Nope.  Nary a chocolate bar, a crisp nor a crumb of a biscuit in the cupboards and I can assure you we checked every nook and cranny!  My son was lying on the sofa all pale and wan recovering from a streaming cold and declared that he was positively weak with hunger. My poor boy.  What a terrible Mother I am.   This was clearly an emergency of epic proportions. 

After doing a quick costume change in the broom cupboard I emerged triumphant as Super Mum and headed to the kitchen to see if I could remedy the situation.

It was time for a storecupboard staple - Choccie Mug Pudding!! It's so simple and quick to do and satisies a starving teenager's sweet craving.  It's probably even cheaper than chips and there's no messing around with mixers, bowls and all that malarkey usually involved in cakey bakey goings on.

So - find yourself a good mug sized mug.  A delicate and dainty teacup simply will not do on this occasion.

Into it chuck 4 tablespoons of SR flour,  2 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder and mix together.  Then add 1 egg, 3 tablespoons milk and 3 tablespoons of oil (or melted butter if you can be bovvered to melt it!), 1/4 teasp of vanilla essence (or peppermint, or orange) 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips (if you have em - we didn't!).  Mix reaaaaaallly well so the dry ingredients are integrated into the wet ingredients and there's no little pockets of flour lurking in the bottom of the mug. 

Then - whack it into the microwave for 3 mins until the puddingy cakey thingie has risen well and has set nice and firm.  I usually check after about 2 and a half mins as my microwave is a bit feisty.   Turned out onto a plate and accompanied with some vanilla yoghurt - or cream if you feel decidedly decadent - or custard if you feel so inclined - and there you have it!  



To be honest you could cut it in half and share 'cos it's quite a large portion really.... Master Pod didn't feel like sharing tho....   shocked aren't you?!

3 comments:

  1. ooh with vanilla ice cream all melty....

    Looks like perfect treat food.

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  2. I've never made this but knew of it, maybe now is the time to try it!
    Happy Mothers Day Kim :o)
    Rose H

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  3. I think I'll just have six fried eggs on toast. Or just the toast. Or just the six fried eggs.

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