black & tan brownies
a classic drink...that you can eat!
This recipe contains , chocolate (semi-sweet, bar), butter, eggs, sugar, brown sugar, beer (stout), flour, salt, vanilla extract, , butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, beer (ale), all-purpose flour, salt
a 9X13 pan of chocolatey goodness servings
- For the black:
- 4 oz semisweet chocolate (bittersweet would also work), chopped
- 1 cup butter, cut into pieces
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup stout (I used Dieu du Ciel's Aphrodisiaque)
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp vanilla
- For the tan:
- 1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2/3 cup ale (I used Newcastle Brown Ale)
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1. Preheat your over to 350F.
- 2. Butter and lightly flour a baking pan (I used one that was 9X13).
- 3. To start, make the stout brownie batter:
- 4. Take the butter and chocolate and melt over a double boiler (a bowl set over a pot of simmering water).
- 5. Stir until completely melted.
- 6. In a bowl, sift together flour, cocoa and salt.
- 7. In a separate bowl, combine egg and both sugars. Beat until smooth.
- 8. Add stout and vanilla; stir until blended.
- 9. Very, very slowly, drizzle in the melted butter & chocolate, constantly stirring. (If you dump all of the hot mix into the egg mix, you'll end up with scrambled eggs in your brownie and, trust me, it's disgusting.)
- 10. Once the butter/chocolate have been added to the sugar/egg mixture, add the dry ingredients. Fold until just mixed together.
- 11. Pour this batter into your prepared pan and set it aside.
- 12. Now, move on to the blondie batter:
- 13. Beat the butter and sugars in a mixer or with beaters until light & fluffy.
- 14. Add eggs one at a time.
- 15. Add vanilla and ale. Mix until completely combined.
- 16. Sift salt & flour together.
- 17. Decrease speed on mixer and add dry ingredients, blending until just combined.
- 18. Carefully pour the blondie batter on top of the brownie batter, smoothing until level.
- 19. Bake for about 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- 20. I know a typical Black & Tan has the stout on top. If you're that picky, please layer the batters accordingly!