Here is the perfect way to celebrate! Mr. Blackfive, I do wish you would make these for your Wife...all of that time spent blogging, she certainly deserves the chocolate!
Thank you for keeping us informed, and helping the Wives sleep better at night...
Chocolate and Guinness Brownies Recipe
Fudgy brownies have more butter and chocolate, less flour and no leavening.
Usually the chocolate and butter are melted together, then mixed with remaining ingredients. Mixing is usually done by hand.
With cake style brownies they have the sugar and butter creamed together, with the remaining ingredients added to the batter.
Chocolate and Guinness Brownies
3/4 C. superfine sugar
8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
4 oz. white chocolate, chopped
6 T. unsalted butter
3/4 C. all-purpose flour
3/4 C. cocoa
1 1/4 C. Guinness stout
Confectioners' sugar for dusting
Preheat the oven to 375° F. Butter an 8-inch-square pan.
In an electric mixer, combine the eggs and sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the bittersweet chocolate, white chocolate and butter, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and beat into the egg mixture.
Sift the flour and cocoa together and beat into the chocolate mixture. Whisk in the Guinness.
Pour into the pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out almost clean. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack.
To serve, dust the cake with confectioners' sugar and cut into squares.
Serves 8 to 10.