NOT ALL OF US DRINK ON ST. PATRICKS DAY

Maybe some of us do; but I've never been able to aqcuire a taste for beer; that is, unless you put it in some kind of food like beer cheese soup, or yes! Brownies!

GUINNESS BROWNIES

I don't know what it is, but for some reason adding beer to food works. Try these delicious Guinness brownies.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup Guinness Extra Stout
  • 1 1/4 sticks of unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar, or if you're like me, sugar substitute for equal parts
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp unsweetened natural cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup  flour
  • 2/3 cup  chopped pecans

DIRECTIONS

1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Use baking spray to spray bottom and sides of pan. Or use Tinfoil on bottom and sides so you can lift out the brownies easily when done baking. Don't forget you still need to spray it preferably with a flour spray.

2 Boil Guinness, reduce by half: Place the Guinness stout in a medium 2 quart saucepan. Bring to a boil.  Boil until the liquid reduces by half.

3 Slowly add butter, sugar, cocoa, salt, cinnamon to the Guinness, then let cool: Stir the butter into the reduced Guinness until melted. Add the sugar and whisk until dissolved. Whisk in the cocoa, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool until  it's just lightly warm to the touch.

4 Stir in the vanilla, eggs, flour, nuts: When the mixture has cooled slightly, stir in the vanilla extract and eggs. Stir in the flour until smooth. Add nuts if you want.

5  Pour mixture into pan. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. Cool or eat em when they're warm. It's your St. Patrick's Day treat!

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