After the ASDA delivery service snubbed my first attempt to make stout brownies by sending me inferior beer instead of Sadler’s delicious Mud City Stout it’s taken me a few months to make a second attempt. But here it is! Today I wandered on down to Tesco and got some Brains Original Stout. It’s a beautiful creamy stout made with chocolate and premium ale malts so perfect to match a chocolatey brownie recipe.
- ½ cup stout
- 10 oz chocolate chips (I used two thirds dark and one third milk)
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- A pinch of salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- Preheat the oven to 120°C (ish) and line a baking tray.
- Bring the stout to the boil and reduce by half. This will smell bloody amazing.
- Melt together the chocolate chips and the butter. I did it in the microwave and it worked perfectly.
- Add the sugar, salt and reduced stout into the chocolate and butter and mix well.
- Add eggs one at a time, mixing just until combined before adding the next egg.
- Fold the sifted flour into the mixture.
- Pour into the baking tray and pop in the oven for an hour.
- Poke it with something (like a toothpick?). If it comes out clean, it’s done.
And drum roll for the end result… (shusshhh, I accidentally burnt it a little).
A little crispy on top but they’re fluffy and squidgy in the centre (you can’t see the squidge too well on the photo) with a distinct stout aftertaste. I tried my first one about 10 minutes ago and I can still taste the stout.
Try it and let me know how it goes! Hopefully I can try the recipe with a different stout (Maybe Sadler’s Mud City Imperial Stout if I can get hold of some) or with a different recipe… my housemate has a tasty looking vegan brownie recipe.