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Volume I
November 18, 2002

Nukin' Solution

         Do you have any recipes for a new microwave of 1100 watts?

                  -Laura Hargis

Hi Laura,

I have a microwave of 1100 watts and continue to use the recipes I used to use with other microwaves. I've found that most microwave recipes are set for 850-watt ovens. Therefore, using a little math, I compute at what power to cook at with my high-powered machine.

For example, a recipe calling for 100% power in an 850 watt oven works out to be about 75% power on the 1100 watt oven. I place the power level at 7or 8 and cook it for the same amount of time.

If the recipe calls for 50% power (850-watt), that translates to about 40% power on the 1100-watt oven.

Just divide the 850-wattage by 1100 to get the power you need and then multiply by the recommended power percentage.

So a recipe calling for twenty percent power (850-watt) would work out to be . . .

(850/1100) x .20 = 15% power on the 1100 watt oven.

Hope you enjoyed this little math session! But mostly, I hope you'll enjoy using any recipe you come across for the microwave!

Happy "Nuk'n,"

Desi @ DVO

Here's my most favorite microwave recipe! I love these brownies--moist and scrumptious!

Faster -Than-a-Mix Brownies
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup margarine, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder, optional
1/2 cup walnuts, optional
powdered sugar, optional

Beat the sugar and the eggs. Melt the margarine on low power in your microwave. Stir into egg and sugar mixture. Beat in vanilla. Stir in flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder (if desired . . . it makes them a little higher, but it isn't necessary), and walnuts. Pour into greased 8x8-microwave safe dish. Bake at full power (850-watt) oven (so 7 or 8 in your 1100-watt oven) for 6 minutes, rotating every 2 minutes. Brownies are done when a moist to the touch, gooey circle (2"-diameter) remains in the center. The brownie will cling to your finger but be dry underneath. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired. Don't overcook or they go hard, hard, hard! :-)

* DVO welcomes your kitchen hints and cooking or nutrition questions! Email us and we'll post your hints and Q/A's in upcoming newsletters! *

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