The microwave isn’t just a device for warming up leftovers. As F&W’s Justin Chapple proves in this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips, it can also be used to bake a delicious mug cake in just two minutes! Here, more super-easy recipes to make with a microwave.
1. Microwaved Chile-Lime-Ginger Beef Jerky
Making jerky at home is gratifying, especially when you use a microwave to cut marinating and drying time to about three hours.
2. Brown-Butter Sponge Cakes
Most cakes are leavened with baking soda or powder, but here Richard Blais uses a siphon to add air to batter. Then he squirts the batter into paper cups and microwaves each for just 45 seconds.