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{August 6, 2008}   Guinness Stout Brownies (!?)

When I came across this recipe my jaw dropped. Beer Brownies!? I’m getting a very good Christmas Present from at least one avid watcher on this site if they turn out good. =) The best part is, they are only 167 calories! Enjoy!

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* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into cubes
* 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
* 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
* 4 large eggs, at room temperature
* 1 cup superfine sugar
* 1 1/4 cups Guinness stout, see Note below
* 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
* 1/8 cup powdered sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick foil.

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

3. Melt butter, bittersweet chocolate, and white chocolate chips in a double-boiler over very low heat, stirring constantly until melted. Remove from heat.

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

5. Beat reserved flour mixture into melted chocolate mixture. Whisk in Guinness stout beer. The batter will seem a bit thin. Drop semisweet chocolate chips evenly on top of batter (some will sink in).

6. Pour into prepared baking pan. Bake 30 to 40 minutes on center rack in the oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean.

7. Let brownies cool, uncovered, to room temperature. Dust with confectioners’ sugar before serving.

8. Note: The Guinness should be at room temperature. This recipe uses a little less than a standard 12-ounce bottle of Guinness stout beer. Do not include foam in the measurement. Either spoon off the foam or let it rest until the foam subsides.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 (149g)

Recipe makes 32 servings
Calories 167
Calories from Fat 53 (31%)
Amount Per Serving %DV
Total Fat 6.0g 9%
Saturated Fat 3.4g 17%
Monounsaturated Fat 1.8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 32mg 10%
Sodium 36mg 1%
Potassium 104mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 20.5g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Sugars 12.0g
Protein 2.6g 5%


Ron says:

Gee, I wonder who could be drooling over the thought of stout brownies right now. I just wish I was handier at baking, ’cause I’d bake me up a batch for my birthday!

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