The answer to the above question, if it isn't any more obvious already, is, late tea!
The above has white chocolate glaze hardened to a shiny shell. Oh, the secret to chocolate glazes which I'm sure you already know is the microwave. Quick and easy. No double-boiling, no boiling, no steaming, no adding oil (yes, yes all these were suggested to me by friends). The worst was adding oil, it turned out watery! And double-boiling simply burnt the chocolate.
Now here comes the real story - who needs chocolate glazes when you can have wholesome chocolate cake? In 10 minutes? In a mug like tea? Hence the late tea name. Too good to be true? Well, I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
It's simple, really...
Microwave Chocolate Cake
- 5 tablespoons flour
- 4 tablespoons cocoa
- 6 tablespoons sugar (original recipe called for 4! But then again, the original recipe said 5 minutes, whereas I took more time to sift the flour and all)
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 3 tablespoons cooking oil
- Chopped real chocolate for a more chocolatey punch (I used a half eaten bar of Whittaker's dark bittersweet)
- A dash of cinnamon and chilli (just 'cos I love those two spices)
- Sift the dry ingredients and mix them up with the wet ones in a large mug.
- Grate the chocolate and add the spices into the mixture.
- Microwave for 3 minutes, and you're done!
Print-friendly recipe here.
Your emergency late night fix for when you're salivating and hallucinating about desserts calling your name.