I don't know about you, but I love brownies. Brownies are one of life's greatest pleasures. And many believe that about a Guinness as well. Put them together and it's a St. Patrick's Day dream come true.
This recipe is said to be a cross between an "intense chocolate cake and intense chocolate fudge" and that sounds just perfect. It's your lucky day! Here is the recipe.
Guinness Brownies by The Bitchin' Kitchin'
Ingredients, makes three dozen brownies
- 8 oz dark semi-sweet chocolate pieces
- 1 cup, plus 2 tbs butter, soft
- 3 cups sugar
- ½ cup Guinness Beer, or any stout you like
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/3 cups flour
- 6 tbs dark cocoa powder
- 10 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Take a 12"x16" sheet pan and put a sheet of parchment paper down on the bottom of the pan. Spray the top of the parchment paper and the sides of the pan with cooking spray.
Put the chopped dark chocolate in a bowl and microwave it for 90 seconds. Whisk the chocolate until smooth. Set aside to cool. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to whip together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Take a 12×16″ sheet pan (a cookie pan with sides) and put a sheet of parchment paper down on the bottom of the pan. I then spray the top of the parchment, and the sides of the pan with non-stick baking spray. Take the chopped chocolate and microwave it for 90 seconds. Whisk the chocolate until very smooth. Set aside to cool.
Add the beer and beat well until combined. Beat in the eggs one at a time, until they are incorporated. Slowly beat in the cooled dark chocolate. Lightly whisk the flour and cocoa powder together. Slowly add it to the batter, mixing until just combined. Add in the chocolate chips and stir together until just combined. Transfer the batter to the sheet pan and spread evenly to the edges.
Bake the brownies for 25-30 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Do not overbake. Allow the brownies to cool completely before cutting into them.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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