NEW Microwave Mug Meals (Chicken Pie, SpaghettiOs, Sticky Toffee Pudding) Bigger Bolder Baking 121
Hi Bold Bakers! Mug recipes have become a
big and bold sensation, which is fantastic.
So I have 5 new mug meals for you today, from
chicken pie in a mug, to sticky toffee pudding.
So let’s get started.
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We are going to start out with the first meal
of the day, which is breakfast. And we are
making a breakfast cookie in a mug.
So we’re going to start out in a microwaveable
mug. We’re going to add in some banana.
And then mash it up really well with a fork.
Now a breakfast cookie might not sound like
the best thing to start out your day with,
but wait until you see what we put in there;
it’s all great ingredients. Into our mashed
banana, we are going to add in some peanut
butter, honey (or you can use agave), and
some milk. And then mix these all together.
You don’t have to use peanut butter; you
can use any nut butter that you like. To this,
we’re adding rolled oats, and some raisins.
And then just give this a mix up all together.
If you don’t like raisins, feel free to
leave them out, and you can add nuts or seeds
instead. And there you have it: a quick and
easy breakfast that’s good for you too.
Now we’re going to go ahead and pop it in
the microwave. You can always mix it the night
before and then pop it in the microwave the
next morning when you’re ready for your
breakfast. The timing for my mug meals is
based on my microwave, which is 1200 watts.
So check the wattage of your microwave, because
your timing may vary. Our breakfast cookie
is out of the microwave, and it smells fantastic.
You can tell when it’s cooked, because if
you touch the middle, it’s firm on top.
I like to eat this with some freshly sliced
banana and some toasted peanuts on top. This
tastes delicious. This cookie already contains
a lot of ingredients you would have for breakfast
already, like fruit, peanut butter, and oats.
It is full of natural sugars, and great fuel
for your day.
So it’s lunchtime, and one thing I used
to love for lunch growing up was tinned spaghetti-O’s.
they’re convenient, and they are delicious.
But what can be more convenient than making
it yourself, in a microwave, much quicker
than you can go to the store?
When making pasta mug meals, we’re going
to start out in a really big mug, or you can
even use a bowl, because you want to give
the water room to bubble up. Into my mug,
I’m going to add in my dried pasta. You
can use any type of small pasta you’d like.
Onto your pasta, we’re going to put some
hot water. Now we’re just going to pop this
in the microwave until your pasta becomes
nice and tender. It will take a few minutes,
and you wanna keep a close eye on it, just
so the water doesn’t bubble over. Once your
pasta is cooked, and it’s nice and tender,
we’re just going to drain off that water.
To our pasta, we’re going to mix in some
corn flour, also known as cornstarch. Cornstarch
is gluten-free, and it’s a thickening agent,
so it’s going to help create the sauce for
our pasta. Next, we’re going to add in our
pasta sauce. Now you can store-bought, or
you can use homemade, and I have a recipe
for that, as well as for all of my mug meals,
on my website, BiggerBolderBaking.com. One
thing I love about this mug meal is that it
tastes exactly the same as the tinned version,
and there’s way less preservatives in it.
Next we’re going to add in some milk to
create kind of a creamy sauce. And give that
a mix all together. Look at that: in no time
at all, your pasta lunch ready for the microwave.
One bonus about my mug meals is that it is
a single serving so it’s a perfect amount
of food for all your meals. Your homemade
spaghetti-O’s is done when it has gotten
nice and hot, and your sauce has thickened.
These don’t need much garnish at all, just
a few fresh herbs. Oh my gosh, this is the
perfect lunch. And what I like to do is actually
put into a canister, like a coffee canister,
and take it to work with me. And it stays
warm all until lunchtime. Perfect.
In the late afternoon, when you get a little
bit hungry again, I find that a great snack
is a cheese and herb biscuit in a mug. In
a microwaveable mug, add in some flour, baking
powder, and salt. And give them a little mix
together. Into our dry ingredients, we’re
going to add in a little bit of cold butter.
And then with your fork, we’re just going
to work it into the flour until it resembles
breadcrumbs. So as you can see, our butter
is all broken down into small little bits.
So now we’re going to add in some cheddar
cheese, some chopped herbs, and milk. And
then just mix it all together until it forms
a batter. So if you think this biscuit looks
a little bit funny, a biscuit in America is
like a savory scone, not like a biscuit we
have in Ireland, which is a cookie. There
we go. In just a few minutes, our afternoon
snack is ready for the microwave. What did
I tell you about this biscuit? Doesn’t it
look fantastic? And all the hot herbs and
the cheese—oh my gosh. This doesn’t need
much garnish at all, just a few fresh herbs,
and then dig in. So this recipe has two uses,
because not only does it make a fantastic
biscuit in a mug, but it is going to be a
key ingredient in our next recipe.
For dinner, I’ve got a real game-changer.
It is a great way to use up cooked chicken,
rather than just in a sandwich. We’re going
to make chicken potpie in a mug. Here, I have
some cold chicken from a previous dinner,
and I’m just going to add that into my microwaveable
mug. For my veg, I’m going to add in my
secret weapon, which is frozen vegetables.
These are such a great solution if you’ve
got a small kitchen and you don’t have a
lot of space to store fresh food. This is
a great thing to have in your freezer. Into
this, we want season this with some salt and
pepper to make sure it has good flavor. Next,
we’re going to add in some cornstarch. And
just like the in the pasta, what this does
is thicken the mixture and create a lovely
sauce for our chicken pie. And just mix these
ingredients together and make sure the corn
flour gets everywhere. Next we’re going
to add in some chicken stock. You can use
homemade or store-bought. I have some nice
homemade one here. And then we’re going
to add in some milk to give a little bit of
creaminess to our sauce. And then again just
mix it all together. Okay, so this is the
base for our chicken pie. So what am I going
to put on top? Now some of you might have
already guessed, but I am going to add on
some of the biscuit that we made earlier.
We’ve got lots of herbs in here. Now we’re
just going to scoop this over the top, and
it is going to make a fantastic crust for
the top of our pie. Now you might think I’m
a little bit crazy—that’s okay, sometimes
I think that too—but just wait until you
see this coming out of the microwave. If you
don’t have an oven, but still want good
homemade comfort food, then this chicken pie
is definitely for you. Just in case you didn’t
believe me, you can make chicken potpie in
a microwave. This looks amazing. Our biscuit
topping is all puffed up and there’s this
lovely chicken underneath. I like to put a
little herb garnish on top, and then dig in
while it’s nice and warm. Look at that amazing
nice, soft and buttery crust, and then the
creamy chicken filling. This is unreal. I
hope you guys try this, because I know you’re
going to love it, and it is going to be one
of your next favorite mug meals.
On Bigger Bolder Baking, dessert is always
the most important meal of the day, so we
are going to finish this off with a sticky
toffee pudding made in a mug. Into a microwaveable
mug, we are going to add in some chopped dates.
And this is actually what gives the cake a
lovely caramel-y flavor. Next we’re going
to add in our raising agent, which is baking
soda, followed by some hot water. Mix all
these ingredients together, and then we’re
going to pop this into microwave for a few
seconds, or until the dates are nice and soft.
When your dates are lovely and soft like this,
we’re going to stir in our butter until
it melts. If you’ve never had sticky toffee
pudding before, it’s like a caramel cake,
and the dates in it make it really moist.
To this mix we’re going to add in some brown
sugar, flour, and egg, and then mix it all
really well together. I like to add in a few
toasted walnuts, but that’s up to you. Just
look at that: our sticky toffee pudding is
ready to be cooked off. Not very often can
you whip up a dessert in minutes and have
it all for yourself. This sticky toffee is
everything I love. It’s sweet, caramel,
it’s moist, and it’s still warm. I’m
going to serve this with some freshly whipped
cream on top, and tiny little bit of my salted
caramel sauce. This dessert takes my mug cakes
to a whole other level. I know you guys are
gonna love this.
Now you have 5 new mug meals to add to my
collection of over 50 mug recipes. Share this
video, and your creations of your mug meals
on my social media. I absolutely love seeing
them. And I’ll see you back here next Thursday
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