Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Scrambled Eggs and Microwave Brownies

I like cooking, I just never get around to doing it as often as I can and when I do it usually results in disaster. Such as the carbonara that became like fried rice or setting butter on fire in the microwave.

Nothing to see here, move along.

But I found two things that I wanted to try out. Gordon Ramsey's way of cooking scrambled eggs, and 3 minute brownies made from scratch. Don't worry Lizzy, I made proper brownies too, my experience with those will go in another post.

I was always taught to make scrambled eggs by first, whisking eggs together in a small bowl, pouring the mixture into a frying pan, folding the mixture and viola, dry and crumbly eggs. So then I decided to follow this video.

I'm just going to say this now, I love Ramsey.

He cooks it in a pot, breaks the eggs in said pot and the eggs look moist. Completely different from how I've been taught to make scrambled eggs. My turn, I don't go all fancy with the mascarpone cheese, chives or smoked salmon. My eggs look like this:


Ok, certainly not as visually appealing as Ramsey's (I suck at plating) but my eggs were nice and moist this time. Maybe too moist? Next time I think I'll cook them for a bit longer. I didn't get food poisoning so that's always a plus.

Ok, that's one success, let's be adventurous and try this next:


I've seen this and variations all over the place. I've heard inconsistent reports of decent brownies and goopy monstrosities. It's my turn to try it out. and here's what I got:


Yeah... It kind of deflated but tastewise it was a bit bland. My suggestion to anyone else wanting to try the above recipe to throw in things like chocolate chips to make it taste better. Other than that, it was easy, extremely moist and it actually worked. Keep in mind that not all microwaves are the same.

I'm actually kind of proud of myself. Maybe there is some hope for me in the kitchen after all.

53 comments:

  1. I have no issue with anyone who likes Ramsey man, the guy's an absolute genius! Those brownies sound tasty, maybe I should try making some soon!

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  2. I never tried those microwave brownies yet and I saw the recipe so many times, I swear that tomorrow I will try it and post photos in the blog.

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  3. aweosme video :D i will try to do the same as guy in it

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  4. I find cooking to be very relaxing. It doesn't mean I'm any good at it. I'm not. I've burned so many dinners in my time it's not even funny. But I keep on trying and sometimes produce some pretty interesting results. The preparation is half the fun. :-)

    Good for you for attempting to get better.

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  5. Great post. Setting things on fire reminds me of Spencer from iCarly...I have to daughters who, uh, love that show...yeah. lol Thanks for the scrambled eggs my kids will love em.

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  6. If you could make those eggs successfully, you're really not in all that bad a shape. Like just looking at that video, wow. That looks effing delicious. Yours isn't as well presented, but it totally looks edible too. Do something else!

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  7. I will be trying the eggs tip tomorrow!

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  8. hahaha yeah there could be a small shade of hope for you..haha

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  9. Oh, the infamous Three-Minute Brownies recipe... It's cool that you actually tried them yourself.

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  10. I'm not much of a cook but I can cook scrambled eggs in a microwave, and I tried those brownies myself, and it didn't go well. I don't know why I still ate them.

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  11. Kinda surprised the brownie thing worked. Good job. I'll have to try that sometime...

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  12. HOW IN THE WORLD IS THAT SCRAMBLED EGGS it isn't like even properly yellow-ish, it's just sort of like peanut-butter

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  13. I've always cooked scrambled eggs in the microwave... it doesn't look anything like that though.

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  14. I want that man to cook for me. Maybe when I'm millionaire.

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  15. I prefer the Alton Brown method for scrambled eggs, alot less complicated

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  16. Thanks for sharing the video, my scrambled are also very dry. I guess it's time to learn something new today. At least I don't burn my bread on a toaster. :P

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  17. Oh my gosh. Guys are awesome when they're in the kitchen-cooking! it's really a ++ points :)

    you're cool :)

    unlike me, I hate cooking. haha

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  18. very useful post. I cant cook worth shit. lol

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  19. congrats on not getting the food poisoning :))

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  20. I want to try the brownie thing. Some friends of mine made microwave cake earlier this year, so I know these sort of things are possible without explosion.

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  21. I find that using a bit of water instead of milk when whisking the eggs helps too.

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  22. I love scrambled eggs! The best part about trying new recipes is if you don't succeed you can just eat it and try again!

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  23. Don't like scambled eggs... XD But will try the 3 minute brownies :)

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  24. That looks kinda hard, but I have a addiction to baked goods that come in mugs.

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  25. i've already see this but forgiv how it was working
    thanks guy

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  26. I wonder how he'd teach people to tie their shoes?

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  27. Awesome for experimenting in the kitchen with 2 good results. Can,t wait ti see you next kitchen experiments.

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  28. You cook pretty well. At least the things you cook look good! Made me hungry :P

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  29. Wow. I just spent about five minutes describing an omelette recipe. And now I think that the browser just scrapped it. Good post though. >.>

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  30. im so trying those scrambled eggs

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  31. YES! These is definitely hope for you!!! You should have seen my cooking repertoire when I was in college...spaghetti sauce, a few cookies and a lot of popcorn! I've heard mixed reviews about these brownies, and I think a lot depends on the strength of your microwave. And your idea of adding chocolate chips couldn't hurt!

    PS...I'm posting a one bowl brownie recipe next week.

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  32. Congratulations on your foray into the land of cooking young one. Your eggs looked perfectly fine to me.

    BTW- If you have coffee about, you might try adding just a TINY bit to our batter next time, reducing the rest of the liquid by the same amount. Coffee enhances the taste of chocolate.

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  33. I do not like cooking..but I do it when there's nothing else ready to eat :P

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  34. The last one looks so delicious. I seriously need to brush up on my cooking skills for next year. xxx

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  35. Another easy scrambled eggs solution is to just beat them in a bowl and pop them in the microwave for a few minutes.

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  36. So those brownies actually work? I never trust those little guides because im sure my microwave will burst into flames from a trick of some sort.

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  37. Not bad! Just keep at it - it takes years of practice. When I started I was pretty horrid. Now I don't use measuring cups (what are those?). I just eyeball everything, and apparently I'm pretty good at it. Fun fact: the cashier at the grocery store told me he thought I was a professional chef, because all I ever buy is fresh ingredients. Pssh, please, my look doesn't scream 'computer nerd'?

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  38. I think your eggs look just fine and for the brownies, next time just try adding a small amount of coffee. Coffee enhances the taste of chocolate.

    Just make sure to reduce the amount of other liquids to compensate for the coffee.

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  39. Those brownie things never turn out as well as they sound.

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  40. That picture of the fire is reminiscent of some of my cooking disasters.

    As for the brownies? I think I’ll stick with my own recipe!

    (thanks for the visit)

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  41. Who cares about presentation on the plate..its all about the presentation for the tastebuds!

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  42. thanks for stopping by! what nice and amazing recipe I love your brownies!!I have nice recipes in microwaves hope the next week post someones! gloria

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  43. I like cooking too! I havent tried that microwave brownie recipe yet. Glad to see it was okay for you

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  44. LOL i thought you where the one who made those pictures with the microwave brownie :D I just saw them yesterday on 9gag and had a flashback.

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