These simple chocolate brownies have a slight hint of Guinness Irish stout and are a soft, fudgy treat perfect for St Patrick’s Day (or any other day when you fancy one). Like most brownie recipes, this is a quick and easy recipe, with the only extra work being to reduce the Guinness down in a saucepan before adding to the mixture.
These chocolate and Guinness brownies are slightly denser than your average brownie, making them extra fudgy. I love sprinkles, I don’t know if you noticed, so it was an obvious choice for me to throw a load of green/Irish stereotypical sprinkles on top of these chocolate brownies. Some of the green ones didn’t survive the bake though unfortunately!
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Chocolate and Guinness Brownies
- Greaseproof Paper
- Small saucepan
- Mixing Bowl
- 200 grams unsalted butter
- 200 grams dark chocolate
- 125 grams light brown sugar
- 125 grams golden caster sugar
- 4 medium eggs
- 125 grams plain flour
- 330 mililitres Guinness
- 75 grams milk chocolate chips
- 50 grams sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit or 175º Celsius.
- Pour the Guinness into a saucepan over a medium-high heat and simmer until reduced by half. Your kitchen will smell like a brewery!
- Prep a baking tray or cake tin with baking spray or greaseproof paper.
- In a saucepan, melt the butter and dark chocolate. Add the reduced Guinness to the mixture.
- In a mixing bowl whisk the eggs, light brown sugar and caster sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Add the plain flour and cocoa powder to the eggs, and mix together until combined.
- Add the melted butter and chocolate to the dry ingredients and mix together until well combined.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared tin. Add chocolate chips and sprinkles to the top of the brownies.
- Bake the brownies for about 30 minutes. When you take them out of the oven they will seem under cooked (even moreso than traditional brownies), but they will firm up as they cool down. Allow to cool and then cut into 16 portions.
These brownies will store for up to 5 days in an air tight container.
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