Monday, December 5, 2011

Dark Chocolate Stout Brownies


Ages ago I ran across the recipe for the "Baked" Brownie over at Fake Ginger.  Super yummy brownies?  I had to test this out for myself since I managed to get in some kitchen time over the weekend.  Ahhhh baking.....how I've missed you.

Not being a fan of coffee I always substitute in stout....which took some tinkering in this recipe given the original contained espresso powder.  The brownies turned out nicely though.  Rich, dark and tasty.....oh yes.  The texture is more of a cross between cake and a brownie, but I didn't mind that too much.



Dark Chocolate Stout Brownies

1 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup butter
4 eggs, beaten lightly
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
1/2 cup warm stout
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 tsp salt

In a small bowl, whisk together the warm stout and the cocoa powder.  Set aside.  Combine butter and dark chocolate chips in a bowl and melt in the microwave, stirring often.  Stir stout mixture into butter mixture.  Stir in sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla.  Mix in eggs.  Fold in salt and flour.  Pour into a greased 9x9 pan and bake at 350 for 30 mins or until brownies are set.  Cool before slicing.

22 comments:

  1. Oh man these look incredibly fudgy and delicious. I'm definitely going to have to try these out. Yum!

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  2. How decadent these look! Great idea using stout, definitely would give these a zinc of malty goodness. The picture is very tempting-no doubt these are delicious-yum!

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  3. I have never tried stout brownies, I usually end up drinking it:) I must try soon, they look rich and moist

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  4. The type/brand of stout doesn't matter. I almost always use Guinness, but that's just my preference. ;) The different brands/type probably give some neat twists in flavor.

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  5. Stout does make everything better. I used to make Guinness cupcakes every year... these may have to replace the cupcakes!

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  6. Could these look any fudgier? I think not!! HEAVEN!!

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  7. Yes someone else who is not a fan of coffee :)I simply must try these brownies

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  8. Oh, these look so moist and decadent! Perfect brownie~

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  9. Wow these look good and I'm sure I'd have to make a double batch.

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  10. Oh my! I am living the rich chocolately look of these little beauties...and of course the stout helps as well!

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  11. These look amazing! Glad you are back!

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  12. Ive been wondering where you are! I loved the 'Baked' Brownies but add stout and you may really have something amazing!

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  13. We cannot even imagine how good these must be with stout! Maybe we need to get out more, but we've never heard of replacing coffee with stout; it's a great idea though and one of us is particularly anxious to try these! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  14. it's good to see you back, Hope you'll share lots of delicious recipes, like you always do, more often.
    Happy Holidays!

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  15. Wow, the fudgy look of your brownies simply blows me away.

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  16. This looks so tempting!! Must give this a try! Wishing you happy New Year in advance!

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  17. These brownies look sooo fudgy and delicious! I love the addition of the stout! :)

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  18. Welcome back! The brownies look delicious, and I love that you added stout instead of coffee :)

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  19. Much too moist, all I can see is droolworthy fudginess :D
    YUM!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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