This weekend wasn’t one I’d like to remember. The girls spent two days at my parents so I could recover from this chest infection from hell. The worst is over but the coughing is driving me nuts. Anyway, this is how I spent most of the weekend. The girls were having a ball with their grandparents but both were happy to be back home last night.
What cheered me up the most, however, was this:
I remembered having pinned the recipe on Pinterest a few months ago after my friend Clare asked about tried and tested mug cake recipes. I happened to have all the ingredients needed and I had a craving for cake too, so I made one for myself Saturday night when the husband was at work and I couldn’t stop looking at photos of the girls while choking back the tears. It took me a total of two minutes to prepare and there was no mess to clean up afterwards. What’s not to love?
You will need:
4 tablespoons self rising flour
4 tablespoons white granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons Nutella
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
Combine all ingredients in a large coffee mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes. (Time depends on microwave wattage. Mine took 3 minutes.) Top with whipped cream and a little chocolate sauce if desired. I didn’t have either but it was good just the same.
Next time I’ll make it (because there’ll definitely be a next time), I think I’ll reduce a little of the sugar because it was a bit too sweet for my liking. Having said that, I ate it all (I guess nobody’s surprised about that).
The best part of the weekend was yesterday afternoon, which was spent vegging out on my parents’ sofa watching the Olympics (Fencing! Gymnastics! Synchronised swimming! I was in heaven!) with my loves. I did the Olympics watching, they played games.
How was your weekend? Did you catch up on the Olympics? Which is your favourite sport to watch? (I know a lot of my girlfriends have grown really fond of the men’s swimming competitions…I wonder why).