Recipe by KelBel
These Brownies are a dark chocolate lovers dream! They are so rich and moist.
Top Review by iamflacka
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.
- 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
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.