Mac and cheese
When polling my friends about their favourite comfort foods, macaroni and cheese got the most votes by far. (Perhaps this was because of the disproportionate amount of American respondents.) This is an easy microwaveable version, and it is no doubt cheaper to make than to buy – especially in large quantities.
As much macaroni pasta as you would like
1/3 of a tablespoon of flour
A tablespoon of milk
Tons of cheddar cheese
1. Fill a mug with as much pasta as can fit.
2. Fill the mug with enough water to just cover the macaroni. Cover the mug with cling-film
3. Microwave for four minutes. Try some pasta, and cook as needed if undercooked.
4. Drain the pasta.
5. In a separate mug, mix the flour, milk and a little bit of water. Add to the pasta.
6. Grate a ton of cheese on top and stick back in the microwave for a couple of minutes until the cheese is fully melted.
7. Stir to combine and enjoy.
If you want scrambled eggs with this, it is really a very simple addition. Just whisk the eggs as normal and cook in a microwave-save mug for 45 seconds. Stir, and then cook for until 30 to 45 seconds until set.
1. Put paper towels on a microwave-safe dish, layer the bacon and then add more paper towels on top.
2. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until it’s at your desired level of crisp.
3. Butter or ketchup the roll to your preference (butter and ketchup is the ultimate).
4. Combine and munch!
Chocolate fudge pudding
Though this is the most complex recipe included here, it is arguably the most rewarding one too.
100g self raising flour
100 g caster sugar
Pinch of salt
4 tablespoons milk
1 dessert spoon vanilla extract
100g brown sugar
1. Melt butter.
2. Add all the rest of the pudding ingredients and beat.
3. Pour into a greased one-litre microwaveable pudding bowl.
4. Mix the dry sauce ingredients (the brown sugar and cocoa) and sprinkle over the uncooked pudding mixture.
5. Heat up the water and pour over the top.
6. Microwave for 5 minutes.
Very little effort is required for a gloopy cheesy masterpiece, so don’t wait around to try this recipe.
1. Get a mug.
2. Layer tortilla chips and cheese until it almost reaches the top.
3. Zap the mug until the cheese is melted.
4. Dollop guacamole, salsa and sour cream into the mug.
Avoid the difficult process of quartering a raw egg by quadrupling the recipe and sharing with your friends. (Or enjoy the three additional cookies yourself.)
10g caster sugar
10g brown sugar
10 g flour
1. Mix everything together except for the chocolate chips until smooth.
2. Gently stir in the chocolate chips.
3. Roll balls of cookie dough and place on microwave-safe plates.
4. Cook for 1-2 minutes