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Here is the recipe…
Here is the recipe…
a)If you have a solo microwave oven,use microproof containers-grease well using butter and pour the batter into the tin.Microwave on 80% power for 7-8 minutes.The top may look damp or moist but don't be tempted to microwave further.The cake/brownie will continue to cook as it cools down,so let it come to room temperature,demold and then cut.
b)If you have a Convection Microwave,proceed with the same method in the recipe-Use a metal/non-stick/glass tin and bake for the prescribed time mentioned in the recipe.
a)While baking in the microwave,it is better to thin down the batter a little.Not much though-the batter should be of a pouring consistency.Thick batter would cause the top to cook fast whereas the middle would remain uncooked.Especially with brownie batters.
b)While baking in the Microwave Convection mode,no changes are necessary.Follow the same recipe.
a)While baking in the microwave mode/solo microwaves,make sure you use only microwave safe containers.The dishes which come with the starter kit are usually safe only for re-heating food and not actual cooking.If you have a solo microwave and you are planning to bake in it,invest in some good quality Microwave containers which are safe to cook and not just re-heat.
b)When you use the convection mode of your Microwave,it becomes just like a regular oven with no microwave rays.So whatever pans you use in your regular oven are safe to use in the convection mode too.However,if you are baking in the combi-mode with Microwave-Convection,use only Microwave safe oven dishes like Pyrex,Borosil etc.
a)For regular baking recipes in microwave,cook for 70-80% power for 7-8 minutes and it will be cooked.For example,a cake gets done in 8 minutes in 80% power whereas a cookie takes lesser time,5 minutes or so.Keep trying as every oven differs and timings and temperatures may vary from oven to oven.
b)For Convection mode,you need to pre-heat the oven first.Set the temperature in which you are planning to bake-for example 180C and press start.The oven will start preheating and when it reaches the requires temperature,will start to beep,usually 5-7 minutes.Open the oven,place your cake tin inside and again set the temperature and time and press start.For example 180C for 30 minutes.
a)One disadvantage of cooking/baking in the microwave is,you wouldn't get the crackling crust or golden brown colour for your bakes.Microwave baking is actually cooking,so the microwave is actually cooking the batter and not baking it.Similar to Pressure cooker/Steamed Cakes.But hey,nothing satisfies your craving more than an instant cake or brownie isn't it?
b)Some microwaves have a heating coil on top which causes the cake/cookie to brown too fast.Try setting the temperature to 10-15C lesser than the original recipe.Or cover the top of your pan with an aluminium foil after it reaches the perfect colour so that it cooks evenly and doesn't brown further.
I hope I have covered the basic queries.If you have any more doubts please post them in the comment section.
Thank you Maria for giving me an opportunity to connect with your readers.I hope I have done justice:)
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