Daily hacks: Three recipes you can cook in minutes using your microwave
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We have finally made it to the end of the hectic busy week, and the last thing anybody would want to do is spend hours in the kitchen, hovering over the stove to prepare a meal.
Ditch the pots and pans, we have got you covered.
These three delicious, easy and super-quick meals can be cooked in your microwave in just a few minutes.
Pizza in a mug
We know, it sounds quite ridiculous but it is true. You can create your own pizza in minutes in a mug using your microwave.
Patrick Zeinali has taken to TikTok to share his easy pizza mug recipe. In the video, he begins by throwing in four tablespoons of all-purpose flour, an eighth of a teaspoon of baking powder, sixteenth teaspoons of baking soda, and a pinch of salt.
He then mixes all those dry ingredients together before adding three tablespoons of milk and one tablespoon of olive oil.
Finally, he mixes all the ingredients together, adds a top layer of pizza sauce all around the dough mix, and then sprinkles some mozzarella cheese and pieces of pepperoni.
Once he is done he pops the mug into the microwave for about two minutes to create the pizza in the mug.
@patrickzeinali Mugs are made for food!! ???? #fypシ #foryou #mug #pizza #microwave #quickrecipes #deliciousfood ♬ original sound – Patrick Zeinali
5-minute macaroni and cheese
Everybody loves a good bowl of creamy mac and cheese. This mac and cheese hack will create a delicious bowl for one using the microwave.
The Bakeaholic has shared a video on how she created mac and cheese in just five minutes.
In the video, she begins by putting half a cup of macaroni in a bowl, and then pouring in half a cup of water.
She then adds one teaspoon of salt, and then pops the bowl into the microwave for one to two minutes.
Once done, she takes the macaroni out and drains it, and then puts a quarter cup of milk over the cooked macaroni, and then tops it with a lot of cheese.
She pops the bowl back into the microwave for two more minutes, and then mixes everything all together.
@thebakeaholic Quickest mac & cheese???? remember everyone’s microwave is different so times may change❤️ #thebakeaholic #baking #recipe #foodtiktok #maccheese #cheese ♬ B.o.B – Nothing On You – kobe
Brownie in a mug
Baked goods cravings always hit you at the most random times. Going out to buy an entire cake or packet of brownies to feed your cravings sometimes seems ridiculous, and baking your own seems like too much of an effort.
The Dished It TikTok page has shared their easy brownie in a mug recipes which can be baked in the microwave in less than two minutes.
They start by melting two tablespoons of butter in the microwave and then add 3 tablespoons of milk to the melted butter.
They then add a quarter tablespoon of vanilla extract, and then two-and-a-half tablespoons of sugar before mixing everything together.
Lastly, they add a quarter cup of flour, two tablespoons of cocoa powder, a pinch of cinnamon, and a pinch of salt, and then mix everything together, before popping the mug into the microwave for one minute.
@dishedit Brownie in under 2 minutes!? Sign me up ????♀️#brownies #mugbrownie #microwaverecipe #simplerecipe #goodfood #tiktokcooking #tiktokrecipe #foodtiktok ♬ Morning Routine – Ghostrifter Official