You know, almost everyone I know has both a computer and a microwave. Where once I collected cookbooks from every region in which we lived, now I can just go online to look for any errant recipe I may have in mind. It’s a wonderful thing.
I know a lot of people who actually cook in their microwave, while I mainly “heat up” in mine. I’d never found anything that was actually cooked in one to be that tasty. But that didn’t stop me from trying. I had a willing guinea pig in Mac and all I had to do was watch his face for a reaction to know if the current recipe was going to be a keeper or a tosser.
Last year, 7 out of 10 recipes were tossers.
I’ve joined this site on the Internet called Pinterest. You can find out anything there from cooking to travel. You can get wonderful wedding ideas — and we have a wedding in the family coming up — and craft ideas complete with directions on how to make jewelry of your own design.
Pinterest is a pin site where you “pin” things of interest. Hence, Pinterest. I spent hours on there one day and found that I have to set myself a time limit so I can get other things done. Well, it was there that I found the best cake recipe for people who are into experimentation. It’s called “the 3-2-1 cake,” and it goes like this:
Take one angel food cake mix and 1 cake mix of any flavor (and I use a sugar free cake mix by Pillsbury here) and empty them both into a large Ziploc plastic bag.
Shaking and turning the bag, mix well.
Now, here we go with the 3-2-1 directions. In a large coffee mug, put 3 tablespoons of the cake mix mixture, add 2 tablespoons of water, mix well then bake in the microwave for 1 minute.
Like magic, you have a quick cake dessert that is very much like a sponge cake, you’ve added no oil to it, there are only egg whites in the angel food cake mix … wow, right?
Now you can top with fruit or take a block or two of a Hershey’s chocolate bar and let it soften on the hot cake from the microwave, or do nothing at all, just enjoy this luscious little quick dessert.
Cake on demand. Wait a minute … can this be a good thing?