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3 Things You Can Do in a Microwave You May Not Have Thought Of

Published 6 months ago • 1 min read

Brown Butter, Toasted Nuts (or Coconut), or Homemade Ricotta Cheese--just in time for holiday baking.

  1. Do you need brown butter for your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, pecan pie, or some icing?
  2. If you have been making Christmas cookies, candy, or bread, have you noticed how often you need toasted nuts? Now, there's no need to heat up your oven to accomplish that task.
  3. Make this ricotta cheese with milk and yogurt whey or buttermilk. Heat the milk in the microwave so you don't have to watch over it (or heat it on the stove if you prefer).

How To Brown Butter in a Microwave

Brown butter is good for savory or sweet recipes. Drizzle it over mashed potatoes, pasta, or gnocchi. I also like it in my Christmas dinner rolls. It’s a miracle how a microwave can transform regular butter into “liquid gold” with a nutty flavor. Have fun with it.

How To Toast Nuts (or Coconut) in a Microwave

Learn how to toast nuts, seeds, and coconut in the microwave along with other nuts, seeds (like sunflower and pumpkin seeds), raw old-fashioned oatmeal, and coconut. You’ll be amazed at how fast and easy it is.

How To Make Ricotta from Yogurt Whey (or Lemon Juice)

Yes, you can make ricotta cheese at home. The advantage of heating the milk in the microwave is that you don't have to worry about the milk boiling over or scalding on the bottom.

I hope at least one of these recipes proves useful and saves you time for more holiday fun.

Happy Cooks Speak Up

"Microwave brown butter is a fantastic idea, and it worked so well. I added brown butter icing to some cookies, and it was a hit with everyone. Thank you for sharing this recipe." DENISE

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