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Microwave hacks for the single life (30 Photos)
Cooking for one and don’t actually feel like cooking?
Not only does the microwave have secret ways of making delicious meals, there are also lots of tricks to make life in general easier. Here are a few.
Fill a jar with milk halfway and them shake it with the lid on until the milk froths and doubles in size, about 30 seconds. Take the lid off, microwave the milk for 30 seconds and then the foam will rise and stabilize so you can use it in your coffee.
Make edible cheese bowls by spreading cheese in a circle bigger than the rim of the bowl. Cook this on high in the microwave until golden grown and then quickly get the cheese out, flip it over an upturned bowl and press a second bowl on the cheese.
Disinfect your cutting board by rubbing the board with a lemon half and microwaving.
Perfect scrambled eggs: beat eggs with a little milk and cheese in a coffee mug, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and then zap in the microwave for a minute and a half, stopping halfway through to stir.
Spread a handful of nuts on a plate and zap them for 4-8 minutes, stopping every minute to mix them up.
Bacon in the microwave? Delicious. Turn a bowl upside down, set it on a plate and drape your bacon over the top of the bowl. Cover it with a paper towel, and slide it into the microwave for about a minute per slice.
Corn on the cob can be cooked in the microwave as well. Just pop it in with the husk and all and it comes out sweet and tender.
Dulce de Leche can be made in 15 minutes by pouring sweetened condensed milk into a large bowl and cook it on mediuim, stopping every 2 minutes to whisk it. Around 10-12 minutes in, the milk will look like it’s curdled, and that’s when you know it’s done.
Make brownies in the microwave. Mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, salt and cinnamon in a coffee mug and mix in the water, oil and vanilla until there are no lumps. Then microwave on high until the mixture is cooked through, about a minute and 40 seconds.
Steam clean your microwave by squeezing and dunking 2 lemon halves into a bowl of water and microwaving it for 5 minutes. Then take the bowl out and quickly wipe down the inside of your microwave.