Every week, we suggest a fascinating, unique and delicious dish that is easy to make or reheat at your office lunchroom. This week’s #BYOL recipe: Single-Serving, Instant Brownie.
I know what you’re thinking, “Technically, this is not a lunch recipe.” And you’re right. This post is for an instant desert, and for #BYOL posts, we usually do a main course, sometimes coupled with a side or two. But we’re not prudes around here. I’m sure you enjoy a sugar boost at work as much as the next guy/gal, so I present to your our first #BYOL desert recipe.
As usual, the idea is to present a recipe that is easy to make or reheat at your office lunchroom. Unlike past #BYOL recipes on this blog, you actually make - instead of reheat - the brownie at work, so the beauty in No. 2 Pencil’s brownie recipe is its freshness. As a result, you should prepare the mix at home, and when you’re ready to eat, simply throw it in the microwave.
Step 0 - Gather Your Brownie Ingredients
+ One decent microwave
+ One ramekin or a small microwaveable cup
+ Two tablespoons butter
+ Two tablespoons sugar
+ One overloaded tablespoon of light-brown sugar
+ 1/4 Teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
+ One pinch of kosher salt
+ One egg yolk
+ Four tablespoons of flour
+ One tablespoon Hershey’s unsweetened coca powder
+ Two overloaded tablespoons of semi-sweet chocolate chunks
Step 1 - Melt it Down
+ Melt the butter in your ramekin or cup, but don’t let it boil.
Step 2 - Stir it Up
+ Add the sugars, salt and vanilla to the butter. Stir.
+ Add the egg yolk, but do not add the egg white. Stir.
+ Add the flour and cocoa powder. Stir.
Step 3 - Apply Some Heat
+ Top off your mixture with some chocolate chunks.
+ Microwave the mixture for about 45 to 55 seconds. Do not overcook it! Microwaves can easily overcook food. Plus, a slightly undercooked brownie is preferable, in my opinion.
Step 4 - Enjoy
+ I recommend being selfish, and eating it all to yourself. Like a territorial lion, you should lunge at any coworkers that approach you during this feeding session. But don’t be too selfish; share the recipe!
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