Dorm-Tested Recipes

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 6D

Iron-pressed panini

Serves 1

From Collegiate Cook,

2 slices of bread

1 tablespoon of olive oil

Shredded cheese

Your choice of meat and sandwich toppings

You'll also need:

A clothing iron, aluminum foil, towel or oven mitts


Make sure there's no water in your iron. Switch it to the cotton/linen setting.

Coat one side of each piece of bread with olive oil.

Place one slice of bread olive-oil-side-down on the foil. Sprinkle cheese, add toppings and sprinkle more cheese over the toppings. Add the other slice of bread on top, oiled side up.

Wrap the sandwich in foil. Press the iron atop one side for 30 to 40 seconds. Using your mitts or towel, pull back a corner to check if the bread is golden. If not, press the iron for an additional 15 to 20 seconds.

Once one side is golden, turn over the sandwich and press the other side. Remove foil once both sides are finished.

Microwave chocolate cake in a mug

Serves 1

From Inscrutably,


4 tablespoons flour

4 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

2 tablespoons whisked egg

3 tablespoons milk

3 tablespoons oil

3 tablespoons chocolate chips

Splash of vanilla

You'll also need:

A microwave, a coffee mug, a bowl and spoon to whisk egg, a measuring spoon


Add dry ingredients into the mug and mix them.

Add the 2 tablespoons of whisked egg and mix it into the dry ingredients.

Stir in milk and oil.

Add however many chocolate chips you'd like and the splash of vanilla. Mix everything together.

Microwave for 3 minutes in a 1000-watt oven or 4 minutes in a 700-watt oven. Mixture will rise over the top of the mug while in microwave.

Antioxidant smoothie

Serves 2

From Whole Living,


2 cups mixed frozen berries

1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice

1 cup water

You'll also need:

A blender, cups to serve


Combine all of the ingredients in blender.

Blend until smooth.

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