Sunday, September 23, 2012

Chocolate mug cake / Bolo de chocolate na caneca

The rain this morning.

First days of Autumn, same routine every year. Re-adapting to work during the first weeks after the holidays, storing the new firewood, changing the clothes in the closet. That's all taken care of. 
But the first drops of rain also brought me a present: the powercord of BOTH MacBook Pro here at home broke down yesterday so we had to go out and buy them. Funny little thing: you can find a place selling MacBooks every 5km, they all tell you iPhone's and MacBook's powercords damage easily... but you have to drive about 30km to find a MagSafe. And..... there was only ONE, so we'll have to share a powercord until we find a second one. 
Today I woke up to a grey windy rainy day. The summer's definitely over. In need of something sweet? You bet! I went to the kitchen and had the best medicine a day like this could ask for: a mug chocolate cake!
The only tools you'll need: a mug and a spoon.
In a mug, mix 4 tablespoons of flour, 4 tablespoons of sugar and 2 tablespoons of chocolate powder.
Add 1 egg and mix again.
Add 3 tablespoons of milk and 3 tablespoons of oil.
Let it cook in the microwave for 3 minutes.
There's nothing better to welcome the first Autumn rain!

Even Cooper was a bit jealous.

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Primeiros dias de outono, a mesma rotina todos os anos. Re-adaptar-me ao trabalho durante as primeiras semanas depois das férias, armazenar a lenha nova, mudar as roupas no armário. Já está tudo tratado. 
Mas as primeiras gotas de chuva também me trouxeram um presente: o cabo de alimentação dos DOIS MacBook Pro here aqui de casa avariaram ontem por isso tivemos de sair para os ir comprar. Pequena curiosidade: consegues encontrar um sítio que venda MacBooks a cada 5 km, dizem-te que os cabos de alimentação do iPhone e do MacBook se avariam facilmente... mas tens de conduzir cerca de 30km para encontrar um MagSafe. E...  só havia UM, por isso vamos ter de partilhar um cabo de alimentação até encontrarmos outro. 
Hoje acordei e dei de caras com um dia cinzento de vento e chuva. O verão foi-se definitivamente. A precisar de qualquer coisa doce? Podes apostar! Fui para a cozinha e tomei o melhor medicamento que um dia como este podia pedir: a mug chocolate cake!

Numa caneca mistura 4 colheres de sopa de farinha, 4 colheres de sopa de açúcar e 2 colheres de sopa de chocolate em pó.
Adiciona 1 ovo e mexe outra vez.
Junta 3 colheres de sopa de leite e 3 colheres de sopa de óleo e mexe.
Deixa cozinhar no microondas durante 3 minutos.
Não há nada melhor para receber a primeira chuva de outono!
Até o Cooper estava com um bocadinho de inveja.

12 comments:

  1. Although autumn is thankfully a long way off for me (spring has just arrived here)
    I think I may need to try out this scrumptious cake...well it would be rude not to wouldn't it?
    Adore Cooper by the way ^..^

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    1. Any season is a good excuse to try it. ;)

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  2. Your mug cake looks perfectly tempting for a cool fall day - especially if it is enjoyed while wrapped up in a blanket with a good book in hand...

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    1. That was the plan! Well, not the blanket though. Too soon for that. Half-way through "A Game of Thrones". My intention was to finish the five books before the next season returns to tv but... we'll see. :P

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    1. :D I've also tried coffee cake. It's ok, but not as sweet and I never finish it. I must try it with shredded coconut...

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  4. Olá Alex,

    Muito obrigada pela sua visita ao meu blog, passei também para o visitar e conhecer o seu espaço, que me agradou bastante, vou voltar :-)

    O seu bolo ficou com excelente aspecto e é daqueles bolinhos rápidos, práticos e deliciosos que satisfaz a nossa gula em pouco tempo.

    Beijos

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    1. Obrigada pela visita também! É - é daqueles truques com 2 vantagens: económico [e com esta crise é bem vindo] e rápido de fazer. Um bom anti-stress. ;)

      Beijos

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  5. Thanks for sharing a simple and fuss free recipe

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    1. We all need these once in a while. ;) Thank you for your visit.

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  6. hi alex, thanks for dropping by my blog earlier. I'm delighted to know how easy to make this and i'm not surprised that this makes cooper jealous!

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    1. Your recipes are incredibly mouthwatering.
      As for Cooper: it's amazing how they haven't tasted something and they immediately know it's something good. Might be my "MINE...ALL MINE.... MY PRECIOUS....." face, I don't know. Thank you for your visit, Lena

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