1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes
8 ounces dark bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup white chocolate
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 bottles Guinness Extra Stout beer
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13 inch pan with non-stick or regular foil, lightly greased.
- Pour both bottles of beer into a medium sauce pan and simmer down until it’s reduced to 1 1/4 cups. Leave beer on the side to cool down.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa and salt until combined. Put to the side.
- Use a double boiler to melt butter, the chocolate and white chips over very low heat. If you do not have a double boiler, place a heat-proof bowl over a pot of boiling water. Place chocolate and butter in bowl and stir until melted, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and put to the side.In a separate, large mixing bowl beat eggs and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy (approximately 3 minutes). Add melted chocolate mixture and beat until combined.
- Beat the flour mixture into the melted chocolate mixture. Whisk in the reduced beer and vanilla. The batter will seem thin, which is fine.
- Sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top of the batter.
- Pour batter into prepared 9×13 pan and place in oven on center rack for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean.
- Let brownies cool completely, uncovered. Sprinkle powdered sugar on brownies if desired.oila! Guinness Extra Stout Beer Brownies…chocolatey goodness. They are not overly sweet, and the texture is very dense, which I love. I would really like them if I couldn’t detect the taste of beer (which, I realize, is the actual point of this recipe!). Even still, I would recommend them. I baked these as a trial run for the upcoming fundraiser I’m contributing treats to. My two beer-appreciating taste testers said these are an unqualified success and will be a big hit. I think they will be, too. Cheers!