Are you looking for a moist and chewy brownie with a rich, dark chocolate taste? If so, I invite you to whip up a batch of Guinness Brownies!
I normally don’t cook with beer, but this month, I stepped outside of my comfort zone and incorporated this secret ingredient into my recipe as part of the Get Your Chef On Cooking Challenge, hosted by Jen from Four Marrs and One Venus and Julie from White Lights On Wednesday.
I incorporated Guinness – a stout beer – into this recipe because the rich flavor found in stouts complements chocolate, making it a popular choice for dessert recipes.
If you prefer dark chocolate to milk chocolate – and less sugary tasting desserts to overly sweet ones – give this recipe a try. Since I could still taste the stout flavor immediately after baking, I preferred letting the flavors settle in for a day or so before eating – then I enjoyed serving brownies warm. Sprinkled with powdered sugar, they make a beautiful presentation!
Guinness Brownies Recipe
1 Cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour*
3/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
5 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter, Cut Into Cubes
8 Oz. Dark Bittersweet Chocolate Bar(s), Chopped
3/4 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips
4 Large Eggs, At Room Temperature
1 Cup Natural Cane Sugar
1 1/4 Cups Guinness Extra Stout Beer, Room Temperature, No Foam
1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/8 Cup Powdered Sugar For Dusting
*Note: If you don’t have Whole Wheat Pastry Flour on hand, use this substitution:
Pastry Flour = 1/3 Cup Cake Flour Plus 2/3 Cups All Purpose Flour
1. Preheat the oven to 375° and grease a 9 x 13 baking pan.
2. Whisk the flour, cocoa powder and salt together.
3. Melt the chocolate bar pieces, milk chocolate and butter together until fully melted.
4. In a very big bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar together until slightly frothy. Very slowly, pour in the chocolate mixture while whisking the eggs.
5. When your chocolate mixture and your eggs are combined, whisk in the Guinness.
6. Fold in the flour mixture very slowly, making sure not to over-mix.
7. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan.
8. Top with the cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
9. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove the baking dish and let cool completely.
10. Dust with powdered sugar.