Friday, 4 March 2011

Microwave Brownie

So it's late at night, you're hungry and you think: "Man, I want a brownie, but cooking a tray of them takes effort."  Well lucky for you, your problems are solved.  I am about to teach you how to make a brownie IN A MUG.  This is a popular recipe for the reason of being so damn easy, yet tasting so damn awesome. 

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Serves: 1-2

 Ingredients:
  • 4 tablespoons plain flour 
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons water

Method
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a mug (flour, sugar, cocoa)
  2. Add the egg and mix well - don't bother beating it (unless you really don't like the egg, amirite)
  3. Add in the oil and water and mix well
  4. Stick in the microwave for 3 minutes (this is for 1000W - if yours is 20 years old maybe longer)
  5. Spoon out onto a plate and OMNOMNOM (serve with icecream for +1 chef points)

Enjoy your easy and awesome brownie :D
Don't share it with anyone (tell them to make their own :P)

Don't forget to comment and follow so I can check out your blog too.  See you next time. 

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies

Think of the easiest cookie recipe you know.  No, not that one, that one is too complicated.  No, this recipe is so simple yet makes such delicious cookies that you may have to sit down to deal with how delicious they are.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 1-8 (depends on how many you want :P)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter (any kind but smooth is best)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
Method:
  1. Stir all ingredients well in a bowl.  
  2. Grab small chunks and roll into balls about the size of the cookies you want. 
  3. Place onto a greased baking tray with room between them (they expand).
  4. Press lightly down on each with a fork, to create a crosshatch effect as you see below (don't press too hard - they expand and flatten in the oven)
  5. Stick into a 375 Fahrenheit oven (190 Celsius) for anywhere from 9 minutes for soft cookies to 12 minutes for firm. 
  6. Get out a glass of milk and OMNOMNOM them all, before other people find out about the awesome peanut butter cookies you just made. 

I told you they were easy :D

Enjoy.  


*Protip: for +10 chef points put in some chocolate chips.  Yes, chocolate chips. 

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Ramen Omelette

If I were in charge of online cooking schools for kids who go to college, this would be my first lesson.  The ramen omelette is dead cheap, tastes great and while it isn't one of what we would consider healthy foods, whatever doesn't kill you will only make you stronger, right?

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 1-2

Ingredients:
  • 1 packet of instant noodles - any flavor + any brand works (55gr)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 2 tbsp onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Salt and Pepper

Method:
  1. Cook noodles in boiling water. Do this according to the package instructions - you don't need to visit online cooking schools to cook instant noodles do you? :D
  2. Drain the water and mix in the instant powder included in the package. Mix well with a fork
  3. Heat up an non-stick pan and put a bit of cooking oil on it. Quickly stir fry chopped onions over medium heat for 2 minutes till they are translucent and toss in the tomatoes. Cook for another 1 minute
  4. Add the noodles into the pan along with the onion and tomato and mix well - cook for another two minutes (try to distribute the noodle/onion/tomato mix evenly across the pan for the next step)
  5. Pour the two beaten eggs slowly by circular motion starting from the outer edge of the pan. Try to cover the whole surface. If you can't, don't worry about it. Just swirl the pan around slightly before the egg sets and it will fill up the empty spaces
  6. Lower heat and cook for 4 minutes. Slide a flat spatula under the omelette and flip over one half onto the other and cook some more till both sides are browned.
  7. Slide onto a plate, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle some grated cheese on top (optional)
  8. Only thing left is to OMNOMNOM it up.  Enjoy :)
 Mine didn't turn out as well as this I'm afraid

And yes I know what you're thinking - "Jack, stop giving us these healthy foods to cook and start telling us to cook some crap(!)" No but seriously, next few posts I'll try to include some healthy foods - not just ones for kids at schools and colleges.  Don't forget to follow and comment, see you next time. :)

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Hobo Dinner

As my first post, I thought I'd start with this blog's namesake: the Hobo Dinner.
It's packed with healthy foods like vegetables, but also has some mince and butter so it isn't exactly a diet recipe.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4-6 

Ingredients:
  • 500g ground beef
  • 1 medium potato
  • 2 carrots or any of your favorite vegetables (onions and corn are healthy and work well)
  • Butter
  • Salt and Pepper

Before we start, you'll also need a campfire.  Barrel fires work ok (for hobos) or an oven at 175 Celsius (about 350 Fahrenheit) works too, but campfires are best.  
  1. Tear one sheet of heavy duty foil per person and cover one side with butter.  
  2. Break off pieces of ground beef and lay them in the center of the foil (season with salt and pepper at this point) 
  3. Peel potatoes and other vegetables, and cube them about an inch per edge and place over meat.  
  4. Add a pat of butter and bring over ends of foil to wrap this.  
  5. Wrap once more with foil and place onto hot coals of campfire.  
  6. Cook until you think it's ready, this will vary based on where you put it, temperature of campfire etc but should be around 15-20 minutes.  Turn every 5 minutes so it doesn't burn.  
  7. After you think it's done, open up and enjoy.  OMNOMNOMNOM :D

    Please follow and comment and I'll make sure I do the same.  Also let me know in the comments if you'd like to see more healthy foods or if i should keep posting unhealthy stuff.