Beer Brownies


If you’ve never baked with beer before, it’s fantastic. A stout brings out the chocolaty flavors of any dessert so using a can of normal beer just isn’t quite the same.  Guinness is used in this one. The barley brings out a rich, coffee-like smokey flavor especially when you bake it with chocolate.

For a 9”x9” pan:

  • 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  • 3 oz. dark chocolate
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. plus 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. coffee extract
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c. stout beer
  • 3/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9” x 9” pan with butter or vegetable oil. Sift together the flour and cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl; set aside. In a medium glass bowl, melt the dark chocolate over a pot of water. When the chocolate is melted, add in the butter, sugars, vanilla extract and coffee extract. Add the eggs gradually. Slowly pour the beer into this wet ingredients mixture stirring simultaneously. Pour this mixture (sugars/dairy/extracts) into the dry mixture, stirring at the same time (on low if you’re using a standing mixer or hand mixer). Fold in the chocolate chips last. Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake for 35 minutes


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