Simply Texas

This weekend I had planned an awesome picnic in a cute little park here in Houston. Of course, I had to pick the best food to bring. I chose italian sandwiches, pesto pasta salad, lemonade, but I still couldn’t figure dessert out. It had to be perfect because it’s the most important part of the meal and it had to be portable and clean for the picnic. My friend suggested peach cobbler, cheesecake, cookies, etc., but I couldn’t find anything that sounded appealing. Then I discovered these brownies. OH MY GOSH! So good, so rich, so fudgey, so heavenly.

The original recipe called for Guinness, but I could not find single bottles anywhere. So since I’m in Texas, I prefer Shiner, and it would totally match with Guinness, I decided to get Shiner Black Lager.


2 bottles Shiner Black Lager (or lager of choice)

4 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped

1 1/2 c white chocolate chips

6 tbs butter, cubed

4 eggs

1 c sugar

1 c flour

3/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla

Handful semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375. Line 9×13 pan with greased aluminum foil.

Pour both bottles of beer into saucepan, heat on medium heat, until liquid is reduced to 1 1/4 c.

Melt bittersweet chocolate, white chocolate, and butter in a microwave bowl at 30 minute intervals, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.

In a large bowl, whip eggs with sugar, slowly stir in melted chocolate mixture. Add flour and cocoa powder, mixing until smooth.

Pour in 1 1/4 c beer and vanilla. Pour mixture into prepared pan, dropping bits of semi-sweet chips on top.

Bake for 25 or until toothpick comes out clean.

If you make these brownies, make sure you have someone to give them to because it’s tempting to eat the whole pan.

With love, from Texas!

Posted by bethanyjackson in Uncategorized


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