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Friday, March 7, 2014

5 Minute Desserts

5 Minute Desserts


5-minute Chocolate Cake

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  • Mug
  • Digital Scale
  • Microwave
  • 4 tablespoons flour – make sure you measure it right – or the cake is a lie!
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons whisked egg – 1 egg is too much, 1 egg white is too eggy, 1 yolk is too dense, but 2 tblsp is just right!
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • splash vanilla or other flavoring – try peppermint or cinnamon
For a fudgier version, omit egg.

Step 2: Mix your ingredients

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  • Add all of the dry ingredients to the mug and mix.
  • Add the egg and combine well. It gets pretty pasty at the point.
  • Stir in milk and oil.
  • Add chocolate chips* and splash of vanilla. Stir well.
*if you don’t have chocolate chips, try a broken up candy bar – I can’t stress how much this amps the awesomeness of your cake

Step 3: Nuke It!

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  • Microwave for 3 minutes in a 1000w oven, or 4 minutes in a 700w oven.
It will start to crown over the top of the mug. Don’t panic! It will collapse once the heat stops.

5 Minute Bread Pudding for One

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When you don’t know what to do with those pesky end heels of your bread loaf – turn them into fluffy, custardy gold with this super quick and simple dessert!

Step 1: Tools / Ingredients

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These ingredients are more suggestions, you can easily make substitutions to almost everything but the bread and eggs.
You’ll need:
- a microwaveable coffee cup or bowl
- bread (stale ok!)
- 1 egg
- 1-3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons of yogurt or milk
- 1-2 tablespoons of butter / margarine
Optional ingredients:
- 2 tablespoons applesauce
- 1 tsp vanilla
- dash of cinnamin

Step 2: Tear it up!

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Now tear up your inedible bread. I happened to have some “english muffin bread” from Trader Joe’s, I think it really enhances the taste and texture since it’s already kind of dense and spongy *Mmmmmmmm*
Put the pieces into the cup and set aside.

Step 3: Mix & Pour

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Whisk together all remaining ingredients. If your butter is not soft enough yet, it’s ok to melt it.
Pour the mixture on top of the bread. If needed, use a fork to help it along down into the crevices so it makes its way throughout the bread.

Step 4: Microwave, set and serve

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Pop in the microwave for about 2 minutes. When it’s done, let it cool for as long as you can stand it. Letting it set for a few minutes allows the flavor and texture to set in.
Once cooled to your liking, dig in and enjoy!

Tiny Turtles

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My mother gave me this recipe one day, and not only have I loved them, but everyone I know who’s had one of these have loved them! So, what better way to share them with everyone than to make an Instructable on how to make them? They’re sure to be a hit, and I call them Tiny Turtles. If you make some, make a lot. They’ll go quickly and are highly addictive, not to mention they’re extremely easy to make!

Step 1: Ingredients

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Small pretzels
Pecan halves
Rolos (preferably the ones from the bag that you can find in the candy section)
You will also need a sheet pan, an oven, and some wax paper.

Step 2: Preheat oven

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Preheat your oven to 200F degrees.
Place wax paper on a sheet pan and spread out the pretzels over the wax paper.

Step 3: Unwrap

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Unwrap the Rolos and place on top of the pretzels

Step 4: Place pecans

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Now, this step you can do one of two ways. You can either place a Pecan half on top of the Rolo, or wait until they come out of the oven. We prefer to place the Pecan on top of the Rolo before we place it in the oven.

Step 5: Put in oven

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Place the sheet pan in the oven and set the timer for 2 minutes.
Once 2 minutes is up, pull out the sheet pan. If you placed the Pecans on top of the Rolos before you placed them in the oven, simply and gently, press down on top of them slightly. If you didn’t put the Pecans on yet, now would be the time to do so, pressing down lightly.

Step 6: Let them cool

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Now, all you have to do is let them cool. The fastest and easiest way I’ve found to do this is to place the sheet pan in the fridge. They’re amazing warm, but gooey. It’s your choice. Enjoy!

5-minute Ice Cream

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now with video!
WARNING: The Following Instructable Is Extremely Addictive. Not for the Faint of Heart.
You are now always only 5 minutes away from Ice Cream. Are you prepared?
  • also works great with yogurt!

Step 1: Ingredients

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  • 1 package frozen fruit (I used raspberries)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Step 2: Make Ice Cream!!!!

Combine the frozen berries, sugar, cream and vanilla in a food processor or blender. Process until the fruit is roughly chopped and mixture resembles ice cream.

Step 3: Eat!

Combine the frozen berries, sugar, cream and vanilla in a food processor or blender. Process until the fruit is roughly chopped and mixture resembles ice cream.
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Your ice cream is ready to enjoy!
Eat now if you can’t wait, or freeze for firmer texture.Should there be any leftovers (ha!), they can be frozen for up to a week.I can’t wait to try this with chocolate syrup incorporated!



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