Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
These Brownies are a dark chocolate lovers dream! They are so rich and moist.
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick foil.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, and salt until evenly combined. Set aside.
- Melt butter, bittersweet chocolate, and white chocolate chips in a double-boiler over very low heat, stirring constantly until melted. Remove from heat.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- Let brownies cool, uncovered, to room temperature. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.
- 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.
These are very dense brownies. I wasn't sure if they'd digest well. I misread the recipe and used the Baker's unsweetened baking chocolate squares instead of the bittersweet chocolate (added some additional sugar as such). This is something of an involved recipe, so I doubt that I'll try it again. I thought the many layers of chocolate flavor would create an interesting taste--not to mention the beer, but I wasn't overly impressed given the extra effort it took to make them.
talk about finding the pot of gold !!! fantastic brownies, will cure any chocolate craving !! thanks for much for sharing.
WOW! these are so delicious and chocolatey and fudgy. They are a little more involved than your typical brownie recipe but the taste is worth it. I made as posted and even added the powdered sugar sprinkled over the top. Excellent recipe! Thanks for a keeper!