Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Guinness Brownies

Guinness Brownies

3/4 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
8 oz. semi sweet baking chocolate
6 oz. white baking chocolate
1 stick butter
3/4 c flour
3/4 c Hershey's Special Dark cocoa
1 1/4 c Guinness Stout (YES, that is one and one quarter cup)
Powdered sugar (confectioner's sugar)

Preheat the oven to 375° F. Oil or butter an 8 inch square cake pan. (do not use any of the butter that's in the recipe)

Break the chocolate into small pieces and melt with the stick of butter in saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally. Place the granulated sugar into a large bowl. Break the eggs into that and beat until light and fluffy. When the chocolate is melted, pour that slowly into the bowl of eggs/sugar and mix well, continuing to use the hand mixer on low. Sift the dark cocoa and the flour together and slowly add into the large bowl, mixing well. Lastly blend or whisk in the Guinness. Batter will be quite thin and very dark, almost black.

Pour batter into the pan and bake for 34-37 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out almost clean. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar on top and cut into squares to serve.


  1. Guinness Brownies,

    11/4 cup Guinness? I know you meant 1/4 cup. Tried your Three cheese and smoked chicken enchiladas last night. Um Um Good!


  2. Don it's 1 1/4. The batter is VERY thin, but it's part of what makes them so tall and moist.

    Glad you liked the enchiladas.

  3. We tried this for a party yesterday, and it was fantastic. At least, the part of it that survived Spencer (a chocolate lab that is more than big enough to get to anything that is sitting on the kitchen counter). About half of it was free of nose prints and dog slobber. We will certainly be doing this one again.

  4. this is just SO wrong in a good way...I will have to try this recipe. :)

  5. Went to my bosses house last night for dinner, and that gave me the excuse I have been waiting for to make these.

    Amazing. Only thing I did different was use some Ninkasi Brewing Oatmeal Stout instead of the Guinness, because then I could finish a 22 ounce beer, instead of a 16 ounce can...


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