After my grandmother’s passing, I inherited a lot of her old cookbooks – she had hundreds, I think! She loved to cook, and that’s one of the main reasons I enjoy it so much. Many a good memory was made for me in my Grammy’s kitchen.
Some of the most interesting cookbooks I found focused on microwave cooking – and even microwave baking. My oven has been broken for quite a while now (we just never seem to have the money to fix it), so I’ve learned to do a lot of my cooking on the stove top and in my Crock Pot and microwave.
Recently, we had an after-church lunch, and they asked all the members to fix desserts. My daughter automatically suggested brownies, so I dug out this old recipe and took a stab at it. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much. I mean, come on…microwave brownies? Really?
I was pleasantly surprised at how well they turned out. The real test, of course, would come when I took them to church. Well, my six-year-old said they were really good. She ate three or four by herself. And one other girl commented that they were her favorites out of all the other brownies on the table! I’d say they were definitely a hit. I certainly didn’t bring any home with me.
This experience certainly did teach me something – never underestimate the power of the microwave for outstanding baking!
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup baking cocoa
- In a small bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla for about 1 minute.
- Add melted butter and continue stirring until thoroughly blended.
- Stir in flour and cocoa.
- Spread mixture evenly in a lightly greased baking pan (8-inch square or 7 X 11 inch rectangular baking pan).
- Microwave on high for 6 to 6.5 minutes.
- Rotate the pan once in the middle of cooking, if your microwave doesn’t have an automatic turntable.
- You will know the brownies are done when the top looks dry and it springs back when it is lightly touched.
- Let cool completely, and cut into squares to serve.
Want even more microwave dessert recipes? Check out this book by Gordon Rock. The ONLY microwave dessert cookbook you will EVER need. The Kindle version’s only $2.99, and it’s FREE if you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber. You can’t beat free!
Don’t have a microwave to bake with? Here’s the one I have. It’s a GE, and it’s a great little machine, as far as I’m concerned. It doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, and it doesn’t take up a ton of space. Perfect for smaller kitchens and college dorm rooms!