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Festive Black And Tan Brownies

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Found on page 39 of Entertaining with Booze: Designer Drinks, Fabulous Food & Inspired Ideas For Your Next Party, by Ryan Jennings & David Steele
Ingredients
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cocoa powder 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 1 Cup (16 tbs), cubed
  Bitter sweet chocolate 8 Ounce, chopped
  White chocolate 3 Ounce, chopped
  Egg 4 Medium (at room temperature)
  Granulated sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Pecan 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped (optional) (Optional)
  Beer 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs) (Guinness)
  Peanut butter chips 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (for frosting)
  Ale 1 Cup (16 tbs) (for frosting)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC).
2) Grease and flour a 9X13 baking pan or line it with parchment paper.
3) In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa and salt together; set aside.

MAKING
4) In a glass or metal bowl over a pot of gently simmer water, melt the butter, bittersweet chocolate and white chocolate, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
5) In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and sugar on high speed for 3 minutes.
6) Slowly add the melted chocolate mixture and beat until combined.
7) Stir in the flour mixture and chopped pecans (if using) until just combined. Do not overmix.
8) Stir in the stout to make runny batter.
9) Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the edge comes out clean.
10) Allow the brownies to cool completely before frosting.

FINALIZING
11) Frosting: in a glass or metal bowl placed over a pot of gently simmering water.
12) Melt the peanut butter chips and ale together, stirring until smooth.
13) Spoon dollops of the frosting onto the cooled brownies and spread evenly overtop, working quickly before the frosting hardens.

SERVING
14) Cut the cooled brownies into squares and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Chocolate, Milk Product
Interest: 
Gourmet
Drink: 
Wine
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
6
For all of you brownie lovers, here is something you are going to appreciate. Black and tan brownies are perfect for any setup, be it festive or personal. Go through the video to learn the steps and prepare your own.

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