Wednesday 15 July 2009

Book: The 4-hour Workweek

My copy of "The 4-hour Workweek" arrived today -- a book by my new hero, Tim Ferriss.

I'm only 50 pages into it but, so far, it's a very interesting read. I'm inspired but really trying to resist doing anything until I've finished reading it. Tough.

I'll let you know how it goes when I get to the end...

Friday 10 July 2009

5 minute chocolate cake recipe

  • 4 tablespoons self-raising flour
  • 2-4 tablepoons sugar (depending on how sweet you like it)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
  • a small splash of vanilla extract
  • 1 large coffee mug

  1. Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
  2. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
  3. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes on high.
  4. The cake will rise over the top of the mug -- dont be alarmed!
  5. Allow to cool for 2 minutes.
  6. Eat with ice cream.

Update: Corrected recipe to use tablespoons instead of teaspoons and added the use of self-raising flour from numerous recommendations on the net.