Recipe: Chocolate Brownies


100 g dark chocolate (over 70%)
10 cl imperial stout
100 g soft butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
100 g chopped almonds

Melt chocololate and beer, stir well
Mix butter, brown sugar and vanilla sugar
Add one egg at a time to the butter and sugar
In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder and almonds
Combine all and pour into an oven tray (buttered)
Bake at 175 C for approx. 20 minutes
Let cool down, sift over icing sugar
Serve with whipped cream and beer

Falu Gruvlig Imperial Stout, Villovägens Kellarbryggeri, Sweden – ABV 9.7%
Notes: imperial stout with roasted malts, brown sugar, coffee and chocolate flavours, works nicely with these chocolate & nut brownies and whipped cream

Other suggestions:
Snow Cat Coffee Stout, Crazy Mountain Brewing Co, USA
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, Young’s & Co, UK