It’s always hard to return to the work week after a jam packed weekend of fun activities, but at least you know you made the most of it, right? Alex and I stayed busy hanging out with friends, enjoying the summer weather on our balcony, semi-watching the World Cup, and celebrating the 26th birthday of our friend Kate:
Nothing says “birthday” like Jenga at a brewery. I would also like to point out that I was rocking Bananagrams. All of it was quite marvelous so I thought I’d link up with Katie’s Marvelous Monday!
Anyways, I think I achieved the impossible. I searched for something on Pinterest that turned up ZERO results. It was kind of specific, but still. I searched for “Single Serving Mexican Brownie” for our little fiesta-date night last week and I wanted to make dessert but I didn’t want to end up with leftovers. If I make a tray of brownies, I will eventually eat a tray of brownies. (It’s more like picking at it with a fork every time I enter the kitchen until it has mysteriously disappeared, but you get the idea.)
Clearly, this void needed to be filled, so I decided to make my own recipe for a single serving Mexican brownie*
*To be honest, I don’t even know if Mexican brownies are a thing. But I figured it was like Mexican hot chocolate. It’s chocolate with some spice to it. Make sense?
- 4 tbsp Flour
- 3 tbsp Sugar
- ¼ tsp Baking Powder
- 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 1 & ½ tbsp Melted Butter
- 2 tbsp Water
- ¼ tsp Vanilla
- ¼ tsp Cinnamon
- Dash of chili powder
- Dash of sea salt on top
- Start by melting the butter in a ramekin in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
- Then I mixed up the rest of the ingredients, including the butter, in a small bowl.
- Add all of the ingredients back into the ramekin (which is now greased, thanks to the butter) and microwave for 1 minute or until just set.
- Microwave times can vary, so I'd start with 30 seconds and check it. Then keep on going in 15 second increments until it's cooked!
It was a little crumbly (so you might make a bit of a mess white eating it) but Alex and I both really liked it. It was the perfect dessert to share on the couch- no leftovers to pick at the next day! Of course, the next day I wished I had something sweet to snack on… but Alex and I made banana bread over the weekend, so at least I’ve got that to keep my sweet tooth occupied.