Baking With Beer: Chocolate Stout Chocolate Brownies

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.

Recipe time!


  • 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


  1. Preheat the oven to 120°C (ish) and line a baking tray.
  2. Bring the stout to the boil and reduce by half. This will smell bloody amazing.
  3. Melt together the chocolate chips and the butter. I did it in the microwave and it worked perfectly.
  4. Add the sugar, salt and reduced stout into the chocolate and butter and mix well.
  5. Add eggs one at a time, mixing just until combined before adding the next egg.
  6. Fold the sifted flour into the mixture.
  7. Pour into the baking tray and pop in the oven for an hour.
  8. 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.


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