If you haven’t noticed- I have been pretty busy ingesting Guinness Beer around here.
It has been fun trying to infuse some of my favorite dishes like Chicken Pot Pie and Brownies (and ice cream tomorrow!!) with Guinness Beer. I say that it is all a tribute to my Irish Heritage in honor of upcoming St Patrick’s Day, but also, it just tastes good.
Like here in these brownies. The Guinness beer just somehow makes these so rich and deep in flavor! The nuttiness of the beer really works so well with the dark chocolate and the moistness is phenomenal.
My husband is not the biggest brownie fan ever, but he went nuts for these, I think we have just found a new staple brownie for any of time of year!
I am busy celebrating St Patrick’s Day over at New Day Northwest on Wednesday, March 14th. Please tune in if you are in the Northwest, or catch the segment on my press page later this week. I will be talking Crafts, food and fun- you won’t want to miss it!
Guinness Brownies, makes 36 brownies
8 oz dark semi-sweet chocolate pieces
1 cup, plus 2 Tbs butter, soft
3 cups sugar
½ cup Guinness Beer
1 1/3 cups flour
6 Tbs dark cocoa powder
10 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2) 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.
3) Take the chopped chocolate and microwave it for 90 seconds.
4) Whisk the chocolate until very smooth. Set aside to cool.
5) In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, whip the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy. Add the beer and beat until well combined.
6) Beat the eggs in one at a time, until they are completely mixed in, then slowly beat in the cooled melted chocolate.
7) Sift the flour and coco together, and then slowly add it to the batter, mixing in until it is just combined.
8) Add the chocolate chips, and mix until just combined.
9) Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, and spread evenly to the edges.
10) Bake the brownies at 350 degress for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Do not over bake!
11) When the brownies are finished, let them cool completely before cutting into them for the cleanest cut.