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  1. Ronda Smith on July 20, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Hi gemma can you come up with a mug recipe forvsloppy joes. Like making bread on the bottom and sloppy Joe in the middle and and cheddar cheese on top and then bread again. And could you possible come up with a German chocolate cake in a mug. Ty Gamma I love you your recipes and videos your the best.

    • Gemma Stafford on July 22, 2018 at 3:42 pm

      delighted you like this, Ronda :)!!!

      Happy Baking,

  2. Flora12 on May 23, 2017 at 5:22 am

    Hey Gemma!!
    I am 12 years old… And I am a really big fan of yours!! I love all your recipes! I made this mug pizza today and my mom, sis, grandma and me we all really loved it!! It’s tooooo yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    • Gemma Stafford on May 23, 2017 at 8:50 am

      Hi Flora,

      I’m delighted you are such a young fan that loves baking. Thank you for being a apart of the Bold Baking community.


      • Flora12 on May 23, 2017 at 10:54 pm

        It’s my pleasure!!?

  3. Ashley on February 18, 2017 at 5:20 am

    Would I be able to make this in a wider dish because I’m not the biggest fan of deep dish pizza. (BTW, I’m Irish too and was wondering what part of Ireland is your favourite)

    • Gemma Stafford on February 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

      Hi Ashley,
      Actually you could try this in a cereal bowl, the shallow ones we use in Ireland, this works well!
      I am from Wexford, and I love it there, particularly the beach areas, the Hook peninsula, Kilmore Quay etc. I suppose I am used to the sunny south east!
      Kevin and I are just flying back to LA today after a visit to family, we got reasonable weather too. It is good to have you with us,
      Gemma 🙂

  4. Lila Ann Salvador on November 24, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Gemma i love your easy recipes but mos of all your accent
    could listen for hours

    • Gemma Stafford on November 24, 2016 at 3:59 pm

      Ah! you need to visit Ireland! I am happy to have you with us 🙂

  5. aayra on September 6, 2016 at 3:55 am

    Can I use regular pizza sauce instead of marinara sauce?

    • Gemma Stafford on September 7, 2016 at 3:25 am

      Sure you can, check out the recent Facebook post too – live stream from yesterday 🙂

  6. Maiteadriazola on July 15, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Hi gemma, im having A LOT of trouble finding recipes. I’ve tried like half an hour and i still can’t find it. I’m looking for the pizza mug meal recipe. I hope you make your website better so that people don’t have trouble looking for the recipe 🙂 thanks!

    • Gemma Stafford on July 15, 2016 at 8:45 am

      Hi there,
      I just revamped my website to make it easier! All over the mug recipes are under one button now.
      Hover over the ‘recipes’ on the top bar. The selection will come up there. Click on mug recipes, and there you are!
      For your convenience here is the link (
      Are you using a mobile device?
      Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  7. Anu on July 15, 2016 at 12:31 am

    Hi Gemma ! This recipie is amaziing !

    Making a pizza so quickly and without much hassle was a dream ! But thanks to you its come true ! Thank you thank you !

    Please keep posting more recipies, especially vegan and vegetarian…

    • Gemma Stafford on July 15, 2016 at 7:56 am

      Hi Anu,
      Thank you for being with us. i am happy that this recipe suited you,
      Gemma 🙂

  8. SabrinaHarada on July 9, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Hi Gemma,
    I love your recipes every week i make sure i allow time to watch you videos,
    I am from New Zealand and I am 12 years old and I made my younger sister this recipe for lunch and she was smiling after every bite,
    Thank you so much for your fantastic recipes

    • Gemma Stafford on July 10, 2016 at 2:32 am

      Hi Sabrina,
      Thank you so much for letting me know! what a great big sister you are. This is a great way to spend time with your sister and she will learn from you too, well done you, and your family too,
      Gemma 🙂

  9. Janae on July 9, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Hi Gemma love your videos please make a new mug meal thank you

    • Gemma Stafford on July 10, 2016 at 2:36 am

      Hi Janae,
      I did, this week! I will add to these all of the time so stay tuned, Thank you for your kind comments too,
      Gemma 🙂

  10. EstereUpmale on July 8, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Hi, Gemma! Just made you’re mug pizza. It was so amazing, I didn’t think that it was going to turn out that amazing. Thank you for making these videos, cause if you wouldn’t make them i don’t think that i would think of something like that.

    Have a great day, Estere.☺

    • Gemma Stafford on July 9, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      Hi Estere,
      Thank you for your kind comments. I am so happy that these recipes suit you,
      Gemma 🙂

  11. JAyskay on June 14, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Hi Gemma,

    Can we use whole wheat flour instead? If yes, will it need any recipe modification?

    • Gemma Stafford on June 15, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      Hi Jay,
      Yes you may use whole wheat flour, use the same quantity, and bake in a wide mouthed cup/mug, to allow for the distribution of the heat. It may feel a little heavy, but i think it will be good!
      Gemma 🙂

  12. ammerritt on June 3, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Hi Gimma, I am, like so many other women, widowed, and living alone. I find it almost impossible to cook for just me after years of cooking for a big family. Your mug meals looks like just what I need. I haven’t tried any of them yet but I am making a new shopping list and then it’s a whole new way of cooking for me! Thank you so much. And I hope you can keep ’em coming.

    • Gemma Stafford on June 6, 2016 at 3:41 am

      Hi Ammerritt,
      That is great, I do hope you get on well with these, and that they will help,
      Gemma 🙂

  13. Amy Vegas on June 1, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Hey Gemma! I was wondering what the exact measurements for the pizza in a mug were. When you get a chance, can you reply with the measurements. Thank You!

    • Gemma Stafford on June 2, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      Thanks for your comment, Amy. If you look carefully you will see there is a link to the written recipe. Hope this helps 🙂

  14. Anna on May 31, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    I tried to make this, but the inside, the pizza base, wasn’t edible. It was like, raw, but the pasta sauce thinned out and was bubbling so much that I didn’t want to put it back in the microwave. Do you know where I made a mistake, or have any tips for me?

    Thanks, Anna

    • Gemma Stafford on June 1, 2016 at 1:43 am

      Hi Anna,
      This sounds like the size and shape of the mug. you need to use a small mug, about 6 oz size, the wider it is at the mouth the better. This allows the microwave energy to distribute evenly. Better luck next time,
      Gemma 🙂

  15. timtim on May 27, 2016 at 1:52 am

    heyy gemma…can i use different oils in this recipe ??

    • Gemma Stafford on May 27, 2016 at 2:05 am

      Hi TimTim,
      Olive oil is traditional in Italy and the Mediterranean countries. It also has nutritional value.
      If you are going to use an alternative try to have one which has some value such as Flaxseed oil, Almond oil etc.
      Some good vegetable oils will also be ok, the purer the better,
      Gemma 🙂

  16. Dinari on April 12, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    hey gemma
    i love your videos of cakes and all this entire idea that have made up of doing things at home instead of buying them outside for such huge prices.
    i would like to know if it is possible to make a chicken lasagna at home within few minutes like the Microwave Mug Pizza ?

    • Gemma Stafford on April 13, 2016 at 10:48 am

      Hi Dinari,
      You do need to make sure that any chicken is cooked properly, so no! I would not recommend this,
      Gemma 🙂

  17. Dinari on April 12, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Hi Gemma,
    i just started watching your recipes on youtube you actually inspired me with the delicious recipes i would like to know is there any easy method to cook lasagna ?

    • Gemma Stafford on April 13, 2016 at 10:49 am

      Hi Dinari,
      Lasaga depends on slow cooking. You could add ragu to the mug pasta recipes, but it will need to be cooked in advance,
      Gemma 🙂

  18. sawdah on April 9, 2016 at 3:13 am

    Hi Gemma ,

    I absolutely love your recipes their amazing.I would like to suggest something that you will be able to do in the future. It is something that is starbucks related because I lovestarbucks and I think you’ll do a great job on doing it . Thank you ( :

    By Sawdah

    • Gemma Stafford on April 10, 2016 at 4:20 am

      Hi Sawdah,
      Thank you for your kind comments, and for that suggestion, I will add it to my list,
      Gemma 🙂

  19. sawdah on April 9, 2016 at 2:58 am

    Hi Gemma,

    I love your baking recipes I think their brilliant in my opinion. I would like to suggest something that you could do in the future , which is something that is starbucks related because I think you would do great job on doing it .Thank you ( :

    By Sawdah

  20. Lola on April 8, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Hi Gemma! I’m a big fan of Bigger Bolder Baking, and I just wanted to ask a quick question. I really, really liked your video on YouTube, the one about homemade cookie butters? I was wanting to make a lot of cookie butter, but all of them made with different cookies. Do you have any other suggestions for me? Thanks.

    • Gemma Stafford on April 10, 2016 at 4:29 am

      Hi Lola,
      you can use any cookies for this recipe, so try out what you have available to you, the finer crumbed ones work best, so granola type recipes are not so suitable,
      Gemma 🙂

  21. nivaanish on April 6, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    hy geema can u make vedio on 5different frosting for cakes plz i will be happy if u will make dat

    • Gemma Stafford on April 7, 2016 at 2:40 am

      Hi Nivaansh,
      I will be doing exactly this in the next week or so, stay tuned,
      Gemma 🙂

  22. Zoey Harrison on April 4, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Hi Gemma! 😀

    I wanted to ask if you could make a video on how to decorate a cake and how to use the right equipment.

    Zoey. 😉

    • Gemma Stafford on April 5, 2016 at 2:57 am

      Hi Zoey,
      I am a really simple cake decorator, and have shown in my videos how I do it. see the Funfetti cake as an example. Soon on Facebook I will do a video on frostings which you might like to see. I am all about ‘easy’ when it comes to decorating!
      Gemma 🙂

      • Zoey Harrison on April 5, 2016 at 7:07 am

        Oh, thanks!?

    • I wanted to ask the same. lol on October 31, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      I wanted to ask the same. lol

      • Gemma Stafford on November 4, 2016 at 12:57 am

        It’s coming really soon. I have it as a basics for December and more in January

  23. Dyanne on April 2, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Hi Gemma, YOU are a really great help.. I have health issues with fatty food and using cooking oil in my meal so I found your recipe very delicious and health conscious. I can also use your recipe maybe in starting a business.. Please keep doing this… You are helping a lot of people.. If I may ask, can we bake in microwave using microwavable plastic container? Thank you

    • Gemma Stafford on April 3, 2016 at 6:24 am

      Hi Dyanne,
      Thank you for your kind comments.
      You can bake in the microwave using small microwave safe containers. Just remember that the microwave bakes in a different way to a normal electric oven, it is not so good for a big quantity at once,
      Gemma 🙂

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