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Stout Brownies with Walnuts

Stout provides a coffee-like richness to these brownies which pair well with the chocolate cream cheese frosting and walnuts.

Winni Recipes | Stout Brownies with Walnuts

Ingredients:

Beer Brownies

· 1 1/2 cup flour, use 1 1/4 cup for fudgy brownies

· 1 tsp baking powder, leave out for fudgy brownies

· pinch of salt

· 1 1/2 cup sugar

· 2/3 cup cocoa powder

· 1/2 cup raw walnuts, baking pieces

· 2 eggs

· 1 stick unsalted butter, melted (use 1 1/2 stick for fudgy brownies)

· 12 oz stout, opt for a well-balanced one, not too bitter

· 1 tsp vanilla

FROSTING

· 4 oz cream cheese (at room temperature)

· 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

· 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Heat the oven to 350°F.

2. Line a 9x13 inch cake pan with parchment paper. Grease the paper well with cooking oil or melted butter.

3. Mix all the dry ingredients together (walnuts too). Set aside.

4. In a saucepan melt the butter, then slowly add the beer to warm it up. Stir occasionally.

5. Do not bring the butter and stout mixture to simmer, it just needs to be warm. Set mixture aside.

6. Beat the eggs and add them to the dry ingredients. Stir in by hand.

7. Add the butter stout mixture and the vanilla and stir until all ingredients are well incorporated (do not over mix).

8. Transfer to cake pan and bake for 30 min.

9. Let cool off completely before cutting into squares.

10. While beer brownies are cooling off, mix the frosting.

11. Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler or in the microwave at 30 second intervals.

12. Add the cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar and whip until well incorporated.

13. Apply over cooled off brownies.

 

Source: “Stout Brownies with Walnuts”. Recipes. www.craftbeering.com. N.p. Web. 5 June 2023.

 

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