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Hi Bold Bakers!

I’m excited to share with you 5 all-new Microwave Mug Meals and this time we are doing mug meals from all around the world. I’m talking Curry from Thailand and even a Churro from Spain, all made in a mug in minutes. It doesn’t get much easier than this, people!!!

With the worldwide web the universe is becoming increasingly smaller. A girl from Ireland, living in America is sharing a Shakshuka recipe with you. How crazy is that? The internet opens us up to worlds we might never visit and we are able to get a taste of a country or culture from the comfort of our own homes.

For these Microwave Mug Meals recipes I’m allocating a country to every meal of the day.

For breakfast we are going to the Mediterranean and trying a Microwave Shakshuka in a Mug. Lots of different countries have a take on this recipe. It’s a flavorful egg dish that is seasoned with cumin, garlic and herbs in a tomato sauce. Make it up the night before for a fast breakfast in the morning.

For lunch we are swinging by Italy for a Microwave Calzone in a Mug. A cousin to my Mug Pizza, this dish is laden with tomatoes, cheese and dough. Now that’s a recipe for a good time.

When you hit that 3 o’clock slump I look to a famous American snack, a  Microwave Rice Krispie Treat in a Mug. It’s a trip down memory lane for your tastebuds. Believe me, your inner kidult will thank you. 

Dinner is from a country that does curry so well, Thailand. Hands down, Thai Green Curry is a meal I could eat everyday for the rest of my life. The beauty of this Microwave Thai Green Curry in a Mug is there are no pots and pans needed. The sauce, noodles and vegetables are all cooked to perfection in a mug in a fraction of the time it normally takes.

Lastly, we’re heading to Spain to take a bite out of a dessert staple there, a churro. Microwave Churro in a Mug has all of the qualities of the famous dessert, cinnamon sugar and chocolate but mixed and cooked in a mug.

Microwave Shakshuka in a Mug

Shakshuka has many names in many countries but this one is truly unforgettable. Get my Microwave Shakshuka in a Mug recipe.

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Microwave Calzone in a Mug

Although not a traditional Calzone, if you are a fan of dough, pizza sauce and cheese then you won’t complain when you try this. Get my recipe my Microwave Calzone in a Mug recipe.

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Microwave Rice Krispie Treat in a Mug

A treat that will be sure to send you down memory lane. Get my Rice Krispie Treat in a Mug recipe.

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Microwave Thai Green Curry in a Mug

An all in one complete meal in a mug with veg, noodles and loads of delicious sauce. Get my Microwave Thai Green Curry in a Mug recipe.

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Microwave Churro in a Mug

A twist on a popular dessert, this cake has all the traits of a churro but it’s made in a mug. Get my Microwave Churro in a Mug recipe.

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34 Comments

  1. Samira on February 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    What a nice video! I like that u added something middle eastern. I have a question which is :”If i want to use my 1300 watt microwave, how much time do i need to bake one of your mug cakes?”

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 3, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      Hi Samira,
      The level of power is all about the time. The power in a microwave phases on and off usually. the higher the power the less off time, so it cooks faster. Adjusting either the power level, which is usually possible, or the time is what matters. so, cook for about 40 secs at full power, open the oven and touch your finger to the top of the cake, if it is done it will feel firm to the touch, if not return it to the oven for 10 seconds or so, then check it again.
      this is how you will earn about your oven, and about baking in the microwave too.
      Happy baking,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Profile photo of Manahil Ajaz Manahil Ajaz on February 6, 2017 at 6:48 am

        Hi Gemma ,
        Can you please show some galaxy stuff??

        • Profile photo of Manahil Ajaz Manahil Ajaz on February 6, 2017 at 6:50 am

          Like galaxy custard or jelly…..

        • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 7, 2017 at 11:39 am

          Hi there,
          I am not sure what you mean by this! I cannot think what it could be! Sorry,
          Gemma 🙂

  2. Elizabeth on February 2, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Gemma for the homemade brownies can you use a 9 x 13″ pan to bake them yes or no !!!!!!!!!!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 3, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      Yes, I think I got to this one Elizabeth,
      Gemma 🙂

  3. Jan Harden on February 2, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    It would be nice if you could give the size of the mug instead of just “microwavable mug.” I have mugs that range from 6 oz. to 24 oz. that can be microwaved. Size matters because it can affect the cooking time and quality of the end-product, such as overcooked edges and undercooked centers. Thanks!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 3, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Hi Jan,
      this is so right! 6 – 8 oz is what I generally use, wider than deep, this works best to distribute the heat, as you so correctly say.
      A small cereal bowl can be good too, and the material in the mug must not be to thick, pottery absorbs the energy and the food will not cook!
      thank you for reminding me,
      Gemma 🙂

  4. Aisha on February 2, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Hi Gemma! I really love your mug meals in a microwave recipes but I don’t have a microwave. Is it possible to make these in a oven?

    PS Love your recipes sooo much!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 3, 2017 at 11:18 am

      Hi Aisha,
      Thank you for being with us. Yes, many of these recipes can be baked in the oven. Make a batch if you are turning on the oven. Use a muffin pan rather than a cup/mug, it is better in the oven, and less wasteful too,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Aisha on February 3, 2017 at 2:44 pm

        At what heat should I bake it at? And are there some recipes that I can’t make unless I have a microwave?

        • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 4, 2017 at 2:19 am

          Hi Aisha,
          Most cake type mug recipes can be baked in an oven at 180C/360F for about 15 mins.
          Use a muffin pan, and make more than one. do not put your mugs in the oven.
          Experiment, some of the recipes can be made on the stove top too, think about it!
          Gemma 🙂

  5. Pauline on February 3, 2017 at 12:46 am

    Hi Gemma,
    I love your mug recipes though I never tried one. The thing is my microwave doesn’t heat up to 1200 watt it only goes up to 1000 watt, what do you recommend for the baking time?
    Thanks!
    Love Pauline

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 3, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Hi Pauline,
      Microwave cooking is a different thing to other methods.
      The power level of microwaves indicates the consistency of the energy, it phases in and out, so at 1,000 watts it phases out a little more often than at 1,200. At 800W it phases out even more often. The power really stays the same, if you listen you can hear it. So, there is little enough difference, it is about a little difference in time. You check this by stopping the oven after about 50 seconds, place your finger on the top of the cake, see how it feels, if it is firm it is cooked, if not put it back for 10 seconds, then check again, and so on. When it is right it will be barely firm. The heat continues to distribute when allowed to stand for about 1 minute. This is a lesson in microwave cooking! Now you need to try one recipe, to try this out!
      Gemma 🙂

      • Pauline on February 3, 2017 at 12:45 pm

        Thanks Gemma, now I Will definitely try out a recipe!

  6. elizabeth on February 3, 2017 at 10:24 am

    hi Gemma for the homemade brownies can you used a 9 by 13 inch pan yes or no thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 3, 2017 at 10:41 am

      Yes, This is pretty perfect!
      Gemma 🙂

  7. Elizabeth on February 3, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Ok thanks

  8. Gustavo Woltmann on February 6, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Shakshuka is my favorite breakfast meal! I prepare it for my family every weekend!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 6, 2017 at 12:57 am

      Hi Gustavo,
      That is so nice to hear. It really is a great one, so satisfying too. Better than any cereal!
      Gemma 🙂

  9. Joy Yeap on February 6, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Is it okay to leave out the cinnamon for the churro? I’ve always wanted to make my own but don’t really fancy the cinnamon taste. Love your recipes!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 7, 2017 at 11:09 am

      sure you can, make this to your own taste!
      Gemma 🙂

  10. Profile photo of Heidibakessweets Heidibakessweets on February 6, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    I am so glad that you made a churro in a mug. But we was wondering if you could make a donut in a mug.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 7, 2017 at 10:44 am

      Hi there,
      Yes, it is here on my website, search for it in the search bar,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Profile photo of Heidibakessweets Heidibakessweets on February 7, 2017 at 1:17 pm

        Thxx

  11. Profile photo of Elif Nur Elif Nur on February 7, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Hi Gemma! Please do mug tiramisu, i love tiramisu so much. And if you do worlwide mug meals again you should do diced patato with eggs; it is classic turkish breakfast, it will be great with parsley and peppers(mostly chili flakes) Thanks for all mug recipes these are delicious fast breakfasts espically mug pizza, macaroni&cheese, chocolate pudding, chicken pot pie, rice krispe treat and shaksuka!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 7, 2017 at 10:22 am

      Thank you for your kind comments, and for this great suggestion. It sounds like an omelette! I will have to experiment with this,
      Gemma 🙂

  12. opan on February 8, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    Gemma, is it possible to make your mug cakes in a steamer? If so, how long to steam them? Thanks.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 9, 2017 at 4:24 am

      Hi Opan,
      Yes, for some of these this will work. I would use a little pudding bowl, and check after 10 imns, this will work well for some of these recipes. Do cover it down with cling wrap if you can, or foil,
      Gemma 🙂

  13. Xunaina Hussain on February 19, 2017 at 12:12 am

    I love u Gemma u are literally the best I want u to make some Pakistani dishes please ❤️??

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 19, 2017 at 3:04 am

      I really will have to try different cuisine, I am not at all familiar with recipes from Pakistan, and as I am a baker I would be thinking of that type of food! A bit of research is required!
      Gemma 🙂

  14. Joanna Rebecca Jacob on April 22, 2017 at 4:39 am

    Hey Gemma😄😄
    I would love it if you would make us a microwave mug Biriyani. Here jn India we are all about biriyani even though its actually mughal. Would definitely love to see you make them.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 23, 2017 at 2:59 am

      Hi there Joanna,
      I love Biriyani! it is my favorite Indian food, perhaps because I am European, and it is mild.
      I will add this to my list, I will try to add more Indian style food to my repertoire!
      Gemma 🙂

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