Guinness Brownies

If you are looking for a dessert to serve with your St. Patrick’s Day meal, here’s one everyone will love…Guinness Brownies! If you’re not a big Guinness fan, don’t worry, the flavor is subtle but you can definitely tell it is there. If you want more of a Guinness flavor, use the Guinness Extra Stout instead. I’m not sure I would describe these as the brownies I am used to baking. The texture is more like a cake bite with a brownie twist. So don your best green outfit (or perhaps a kilt if you dare) and whip up a batch of these brownies for tomorrow’s festivities. :)

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Guinness Brownies

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Ingredients:

  • 2 (11.2 oz) bottles Guinness beer
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces dark bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Bring beer to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until it is reduced to 1 ¼ cups, about 15 minutes. Keep a measuring cup nearby so you can check the progress. Remove from heat and allow the beer to cool to room temperature.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9×13 inch metal baking pan. Put a long piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan, letting the parchment extend up two sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends. Place another piece of parchment paper in the same manner, perpendicular to the first sheet. (This will make it easy to remove the bars from the pan after they have baked.) Butter the parchment.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, and salt until combined; set aside.
  4. Melt the bittersweet chocolate and white chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Remove the chocolate from the heat and gently stir in the butter, stirring until it is fully blended into the chocolate.
  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat eggs and sugar on high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add melted chocolate, beating until combined. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture, beat to combine. Add the reduced beer mixture and the vanilla extract and beat until combined. Pour into the prepared baking pan and sprinkle the semisweet chocolate chips evenly on top of batter.
  6. Bake 20 to 25 minutes on center rack in the oven, or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached. Transfer pan to wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Using parchment overhang, lift brownies from pan. Cut into 2-inch squares and serve.

Yields: 24 brownies
Prep Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes (includes cooling time)
Bake Time: 25 minutes

Source: adapted from Blondie’s Cakes, originally adapted from Group Recipes

13 Responses to “Guinness Brownies”

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    regulardaze — March 16, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    Your recipes look incredible and really inspire me to cook and bake more often. Thanks so much for sharing your culinary expertise and the mouth-watering photos!

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    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — March 16, 2012 @ 11:15 am

    I’ve been waiting for these. They look amazing. I’d chase them with Guinness.

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    cravesadventure — March 16, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    Okay – I love the added chocolate chip touch on top – chocolate heeeaavveen!!! Have a Great Weekend:)

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    m&m — March 16, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    The chocolate chips on top look amazing!

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    ChgoJohn — March 16, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

    With or without the Guinness, these brownies look as perfect as any brownie I’ve seen. Incredible!

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    Villy — March 16, 2012 @ 4:42 pm

    Everything seems to be prepared with Guinness the last few days! The fact that it sticks to the fork when you cut it is a success sign for me! Amazing!

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    Jamie @ Cookin' with Moxie — March 16, 2012 @ 10:46 pm

    You won my heart when I noticed that there was white chocolate ALSO in these delicious looking fudgy brownies!

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    Jody Thompson — March 16, 2012 @ 11:39 pm

    Amazing what you can do with some Guinness. These look incredible. So much for going to the gym…

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    Jennifer — March 17, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    Yes please!! These look unbelievable!

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    Just A Smidgen — March 17, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    I had Guinness for the first time the other day (important blog research, don’t you know) and it had a decidedly caramel taste, so I bet these brownies would be fantastic.. and I love the shiny chocolaty topping in the photos as well!

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    closetcooking — March 17, 2012 @ 11:48 am

    Those brownies look good! I like the use of the Guinness in them!

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    annashortcakes — March 17, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

    God this look gorgeous! The cake-y texture is translates really well in your photos. I also like how you have your “One Year Ago” section in each post. How did you get the baby photo next to the link? Is is a thumbnail?

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    KeepItSweet — March 18, 2012 @ 7:13 am

    Oh I would definitely love these!!

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