Guinness Brownies

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I want to share an Irish twist on one of my favorite desserts — the brownie! These Guinness Brownies are a great dessert to take to your St. Patty’s Day party. They are very rich and pretty dense, so I recommend pairing them with your favorite Irish cocktail, brew, or even just a cold glass of milk!

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You will need:

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

1/2 cup white chocolate, chopped

4 large eggs, room temperature

1 cup sugar

2 bottles Guinness beer

3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 inch pan with lightly greased tin foil.

Pour both bottles of beer into a medium saucepan and simmer until it’s reduced to about 1 1/4 cups. Set aside to cool.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa and salt until combined. Set aside.

Using a double boiler, melt butter, bittersweet chocolate and white chocolate over very low heat.  Stir continuously until melted. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a separate mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).  Add melted chocolate mixture and beat until combined.

Beat the flour mixture into the melted chocolate and egg mixture. Whisk in the reduced beer and vanilla extract. The batter will seem thin — don’t worry!

Pour the 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.

Allow the brownies to cool, then sprinkle with a bit of powdered sugar. Enjoy!

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