March 12, 2012

Tuesdays At The Table - Guinness Brownies

Howdy!  I'm reveling in a 70+ degree Monday, and the rest of the week looks pretty good too.  How is that even possible in New England in March?!?! Is it unseasonably warm where you are too?
It's actually a good thing...the sun and a little warm air is helping me come out of hibernation (or at least that's how it feels), and I have the first of my garden fruits/veggies coming in the next few days!  I'll do a full post of what will be growing around the house/garden later in the week.  In the meantime, this will be my first year growing strawberries...and if you have advice, I'd love to hear it!

Anyway...  St. Patrick's Day is coming quickly.  To me, that means I have a good excuse to sneak beer into everyday foods.  I made something similar last year, and found a great new recipe to share.  {recipe and picture via}


Guinness Brownies

1 14.9 oz. can Guinness Draught, reduced down to 1 c.
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (the darker, the better)
1 stick unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 T. espresso powder (Medaglia D’Oro or the like)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs

In a sauce pan, reduce 1 can of Guinness over medium low heat to 1 cup of beer. Skim the foam.

Melt the chocolate chips and butter in the microwave in 30 second increments. Mix in beer, sugar and salt. Beat in the eggs.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, espresso powder. Add dry ingredients to chocolate mixture.

Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment (or grease and cocoa powder).  Pour batter into pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out almost clean.

What's cooking in your kitchen?


  1. Ok. I am attending a St. Patty's Day party this weekend and I HAVE to make these!

  2. Oooo...great brownies! We got up to 79 degrees today--should have just gone for 80, right? Thanks for hosting! Haven't had a chance to link up in a while.

  3. Great Brownies! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day
    Miz Helen

  4. YUMMY! It's in the mid 80s here, everything's blooming
    Dachshund Nola

  5. mum and her furiend were talkin' bouts these very same brownies yesterday at da gym. Yea I knows, like WHY was they talkin' bouts brownies AT da GYM???????

    I'll just takes da Guinness thank you very much.

    PS: To answer your question...NO, mum does nuttin' but play withs our blog, hers don't do it furs a livin'.

  6. Your brownies look yummy. I would have never thought of using beer in brownies.

    We are having crazy weather here in Ohio too. My rhubarb and garlic are up already. Strawberries are very easy to grow. I even have a patch growing in partial shade that does well. My only advice is to cut off any runners the first year. That way the plants put more effort into developing healthier roots. Also I believe you are supposed to remove any developing strawberries for the first couple of months for the same reason. I have everbearing strawberries so I was able to get a harvest later that first year though.

  7. Oh my gosh these look SO good! Stop on over and link up in my St. Patty Day link up! I'd be honored to have you! All who link up will get a follow and pin from me on Pinterest! Join in the fun! Susie

  8. Oh man, this is like the 100th brownie recipe I've seen!! I wonder if that's a sign?? Thanks for hosting!!

  9. Those brownies look so good.

  10. This might be the World's Most Perfect Brownie recipe. I love you for this!

  11. I've never heard of using beer in brownies, but it seems like it'd be perfect for St. Patty's!


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