Best basic mug brownie

Verdict: I defy anyone to find a simpler and more convenient brownie recipe than this three-minute, three-ingredient cup of joy.

1. Crack an egg into a wide, short mug  (I like to use a glass one so I can see what’s going on). Whisk until smooth.
2. Add two heaped tablespoons of good quality hot cocoa mix (mine was Double Chocolate Ghirardelli). Add half to one tablespoon of oil (depending on how moist you want it), and an optional tiny pinch of salt to bring out the flavour. Mix until smooth.
3. The mixture should now fill just under half the mug (it’s important that the mug isn’t too full, as the mixture may rise while “baking”). Microwave for 1-1.5 minutes.

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