Stout Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients

• ½ cup stout beer

• 1/4 cup espesso or strong cold brew

• 10 ounces 60% bittersweet chocolate chips

• 1 cup butter

• 1 cup sugar

• 1 teaspoon vanilla

• ½ teaspoon kosher salt

• 3 eggs

• 1 cup flour

Instructions

• Preheat oven at 250 degrees F. Prepare a 9″ X 9″ baking pan with parchment paper allowing the paper to hang over the edges and spray with cooking spray.

• Bring stout to a boil and reduce to simmer and cook for about 10 minutes or until reduced to ¼ cup. Set aside to cool.

• In a double boiler or a small bowl atop a small saucepan filled with 1 inch of water, melt chocolate chips and butter over high heat, stirring occasionally, until melted.

• Pour melted chocolate into a medium bowl and cool slightly. Add sugar, vanilla, salt and stout and mix well with a whisk or wooden spoon. Add eggs one at a time, mixing just until combined before adding the next egg.

• Fold flour into mixture and pour into baking pan. Bake for one hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan for 2 hours or overnight to firm up for best cutting. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.