What meal is complete without dessert? And what meal is complete without a good drink? Well let us combine the two and see what happens.
I am of the party that thinks that chocolate and beer should be in their own food groups. Mostly chocolate really, but I certainly like this combination of the two flavours. I bet you will too!
Preheat your grill to 350°F. Remember, because you’re baking you will want to use indirect heat. (You can also use your oven for this)
Line a 9″x9″ metal baking pan with foil, being sure to leave a 2″ overhang. Spray with nonstick spray.
In a saucepan, bring the Guinness to a boil and cook until it is reduced to about ½ cup. This takes about 1o minutes. Set aside and let it cool, reserving ¼ cup for later.
In a double boiler stir 1½ cups of the chocolate with 1 cup of the butter until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Whisk the sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl to blend. Gradually add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture, then add ¼ cup of Guinness. Fold in the flour and 1¼ tsp. of salt. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake the brownies over indirect heat (on the grill) for about 35 – 40 minutes or until a toothpick come out with a few moist crumbs. When they’re done, let them cool on a wire rack, in the pan for at least 20 minutes.
While you’re waiting for the brownies to bake and cool, combine the remaining chocolate in a double boiler, until it is melted and smooth. Add the reserved Guinness, 2 tbsp. of butter, and ¼ tsp. of salt. Whisk it until it is well blended.
Pour the glaze over the brownies and let it cool until the glaze has set, approx. 40 minutes.
Using the overhanging foil, pull the brownies from the pan and cut into squares for eating enjoyment.
OH MY GUINNESS THESE ARE SO FREAKING GOOOD!!!!!
Yeah. Bad pun. Couldn’t help myself. Also, they’re really really good. Enjoy.