Home Nuked Meals

cup quiche
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Coffee cup quiche is perfect for quick breakfast.

The poverty line is a line many students walk. The one thing we all seem to own though are a microwave and a mug. If you own these you are in luck.

A whole bounty of delectable, savory and sweet culinary adventures await you. There are a variety of desserts and meals you can “bake” with only a microwave and in a mug.

Whether you are not in possession of an oven or simply like miniature food, perhaps microwave cooking is the way to go for you. Here are a few simple home nuked recipes you can make yourself.

Cookie in a Cup

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1 tablespoon brown sugar, firmly packed

cookie in a cup
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Cookie in a cup hits the sweet spot.

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

1 egg yolk

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 – 2 tablespoons chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. First, microwave butter in the mug until it is melted but not boiling, generally 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  2. Mix in sugars, vanilla and salt.
  3. Separate an egg and add only the yolk to the cup. Mix until no traces of the yolk are visible, it should resemble a soupy mixture.
  4. Add flour and mix in.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips. At this point the mixture should look like cookie dough.
  6. Microwave mug for 40 – 60 seconds.
  7. Serve warm.

Coffee Cup Quiche

Ingredients:

1 egg

1 ½ tablespoons milk

Pinch of salt

Pinch of black pepper

1 slice of bread

2 teaspoons cream cheese

½ slice of ham

Thyme leaves or chopped chives

Dijon mustard

Directions:

  1. Beat egg and milk together in cup.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Tear bread into pieces and stir in.
  4. Add cream cheese and add to mixture.
  5. Tear ham into pieces and stir in.
  6. Sprinkle thyme.
  7. Microwave for 1 minute 10 seconds or until done.
  8. Garnish with mustard, thyme, and chives.

Both of these recipes can be prepared in a matter of minutes for ultimate convenience and require few ingredients. Now go forth young culinary artist and enjoy you home nuked meals.

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