Can’t wait for the oven to preheat and bake a batch of chewy, chocolaty paradise? Don’t want to heat up the whole RV by running the big oven? You’re not alone. Here’s a way to make brownies in the microwave in five minutes, all in one dish. You won’t even have to wash a mixing bowl. Real butter, not margarine, is the key. I mix this with a fork.
1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup liquid eggs such as Egg Beaters
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup flour
½ cup broken walnuts (optional)
1.Soften the butter (not too hot!) in the microwave in a micro-ware dish such as a pie plate.
2. Stir in sugar well, then gradually stir in eggs, vanilla, cocoa and flour. Mix well.
4. Stir in nuts and nuke on High 3 minutes, then turn pan and nuke another 2 minutes. Cool, then cut. Makes 8 to 12 brownies.
Janet Groene’s new cookbook is Survival Food Handbook, a guide to pantry provisions and recipes for shelf-stowed supermarket foods.