I'm an ardent fan of Nigella Lawson for her versatile cooking, easy recipes and screen persona on television. Her cookery show spells magic with every whisk in her kitchen, and I try never to miss her TV show 'Nigella Kitchen' every night at 2200 hrs IST.
For those who are less familiar with this beautiful star icon, Nigella Lawson is a British food writer, journalist and broadcaster with some of her bestselling cookery books worldwide. Here, I tried one of her easiest recipes the chocolate mug cake for two http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/chocolate-mug-cake-for-two-3564 which was just awesome. It took me five mins preparation time + 1 min cooking time in a microwave.
Before I move on, two things I want to mention here is
1. I did not have microwave safe tall mugs so I used two glass bowls, contrasting the title
2. I placed a few cherries on top as a feast to the eyes, the original recipe does not include it. Though ice cream toppings are suggested.
4tbs ----- FLOUR
5tbs ----- SUGAR
3tbs ----- COCO POWDER
a pinch of SALT
1 ----- EGG (lightly beaten)
3tbs ----- MILK
3tbs ----- BUTTER or OIL
1tsp ----- VANILLA ESSENCE
Take two microwave safe mugs and add 2tbs of flour in each of them. I used self raising flour.
The same way add milk, oil, vanilla essence and the beaten egg. Now mix it up well and keep both the mugs ready
Place one mug at a time in the microwave cook mode and cook for 1minute
The cooking time slightly differs according to the microwave. It is better to initially cook for a minute, check the content and again keep it for 30 seconds if required
Do remember the content cooks a little more even after it is removed from the microwave. So adjust the timing accordingly to get a soft and moist cake