I love Hélène Boudreau's Real Mermaids series of books, which all started with Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings:
Read the first chapter here!
Today I'm lucky enough to have heroine Jade here, presenting...
Real Mermaids Festive Treats
Hi everyone! Jade here from Real Mermaids.
One of my favourite things about the upcoming holidays is the great treats we get to make and share. I love food so much, in fact, that I included a recipe for some of my favourite snacks in each of the Real Mermaids books.
My friend Cori and I thought we'd experiment a bit and 'holiday-ize' each recipe for you!
In Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings, I was stuck at my Gran's cottage without any chocolate in sight. That's when I turned to Google and found a recipe for a 5-minute Chocolate Mug Cake. Yes! Cake in FIVE MINUTES. I added raspberries and whipped cream to this version. Holiday dessert, anyone?
Chocolate Mug Cake with Raspberries and Whipped Cream
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
Mix it well. Then add:
- 1 egg
Mix. Then add:
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 3 tablespoons oil
Mix. Then add:
- 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (NOT optional -- at least as far as I'm concerned)
- 1 capful of vanilla extract
Cook in the microwave for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high). The cake will look like it's going to overflow but don't freak out! Let it cool for a bit (unless you want to burn your lips off) and add raspberries and whipped cream to make it fancy, then ENJOY!
Happy treats and have a great holiday, everyone!