Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Two Fast Puds

For some reason - oh yes a MAJOR disagreement with my computer! - I didn't do a Monday Night Supper Recipe for you all.  Cooking isn't necessarily my "meme" but it is as good a place to start while I think what to blog about. (And the Queen of Blogging @SuperAmazingMum suggested it so who am I to argue?!)

My lovely new Twitter friend @MrsShaunaTate was asking for help this afternoon with ideas for supper.  I gave her some savoury recipes but it reminded me that I have a couple of blindingly easy and very quick pudding recipes which I could share with all you busy people. So...here they are! Sorry there are no photos but frankly that is one cyber step too far for me!



4 tablespoons flour

4 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa

1 egg

3 tablespoons milk

3 tablespoons oil or butter

3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)

A small splash of vanilla extract

1 large coffee mug


Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Crack egg into mug and stir well. Pour in milk, butter/oil mix and add vanilla extract.  Pop mug into microwave and zap for 3 mins.


Can be eaten in the mug or run knife round sides and tip out still warm and serve with ice cream.  1 large mug serves two children/one adult!





Slice a bramley apple into the bottom of a pudding bowl and zap in the microwave for about 1 minute.

Mix together a 1 egg sponge mix (or approximately a heaped dessert spoon soft margarine, same of sugar, 1 egg and enough flour to make a sponge mix texture).
Sprinkle sugar to taste on the apple.  Put sponge mix on top.  Cover with foil and pop into a saucepan of boiling water for about 4 minutes.
To save time you can microwave the sponge in about 4 minutes on a medium power, but practice makes perfect.
Serve with custard or cream or something similar.

For larger quantities, double the ingredients!  Jam works instead of apple or even golden syrup.


  1. hey hey! u've managed it! love the flags, i nearly went for that!!

    am burning dinner, nothing like your culinary skills, so must dash to salvage it!!

    wel done on blog, looks great x

  2. Yum yum yum yum yum....I'm supposedly trying to get in shape before a holiday and a wedding (not just any wedding, mine to be precise) but I think I'm going to have to try the chocolate mug cake out tomorrow. Sounds so easy I reckon even I could do it...