Mugvember with the Library – Throughout November
This month we’re getting cozy with some fun mug recipes! Recipes will be posted every week in November on our social media (so follow the library on Facebook and Instagram!) and will be available in the library, too.
Get a free, limited-edition Gibsonville Mural mug to use when you donate to our Community Pantry. We’d love to see your mug creations, so make sure to tag us @gibsonvillelibrary when you post pictures!
Recipe for November 6th: Pizza Mug Casserole
See! We told you we’d do better this time! The pizza mug recipe floating around the internet looked a little puny to us, so we decided to make it a double-decker! It comes out more like a pizza-flavored casserole than a true pie, hence the name. After some GPL kitchen testing, here is our adapted version:
Adapted from recipe by BiggerBolderBaking.com after being tested in the GPL kitchen. This is basically their recipe, but doubled and layered into a larger mug.
8 TBSP all-purpose flour
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
2 TBSP olive oil
6 TBSP milk
1 pinch dried Italian herbs (optional)
4 TBSP marinara or tomato-based pasta sauce
2 heaping TBSP shredded mozzarella cheese
2 pinches dried Italian herbs (optional)
Pepperoni/other pizza toppings (optional)
1 mug (15oz or bigger)
1 large measuring cup or small mixing bowl
A fork for mixing ingredients
A spoon to check doneness
1. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in mixing bowl or large measuring cup*
2. Add milk and oil and mix it all together. Mix in a pinch of herbs if desired (this is optional, but we liked it!)
3. Pour roughly half of the batter into your mug, and layer 2 TBSP of sauce on top of batter.
4. Sprinkle a pinch of herbs (optional) on top of sauce, then sprinkle 1 heaping TBSP cheese on top.
5. Add half of your pepperoni or any other desired toppings.
6. Pour the rest of batter into the mug.
7. Add the rest of sauce, herbs, cheese, and other toppings in layers as before.
8. Place your mug on a plate – it may overflow the mug a bit (ours did) but it will shrink down when done cooking.
9. Microwave for 1 or 1½ minutes to start. Check to make sure the batter at bottom is cooked using a spoon.**
10. Once fully cooked, give your food a few minutes to cool after you take it out of microwave – it comes out HOT!
* We used a 24 oz measuring cup to mix things in because the pour spout made it easier to pour the batter into the mug.
** We tested this recipe in a 1000W microwave, and it took about 2 minutes to cook completely. Yours might be different.
Date(s) - 11/13/2020