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    1 cup all-purpose flour
    3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    6 tablespoons unsalted room temperature butter, cut into cubes
    8 ounces dark bittersweet chocolate, chopped
    3/4 cup white chocolate chips
    4 large eggs, at room temperature
    1 cup superfine or granulated sugar
    1-1/4 cups (10 ounces) Guinness Extra Stout beer (see Note below)
    1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    1/8 cup (about) confectioners" sugar for dusting

The original version of these brownies was developed in Ireland. The malt in the Guinness stout beer intensifies the flavor of the chocolate in these delicious brownies. The texture is an interesting combination of fudge, mousse, candy, and traditional brownies. Although decadently chocolate, they are surprisingly light due to the eggs. You won"t taste the beer at all. Great for St. Patrick"s Day or any day.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick foil.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, and salt until evenly combined. Set aside.

Melt butter, bittersweet chocolate, and white chocolate chips in a double-boiler over very low heat, stirring constantly until melted. Remove from heat.

In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add melted chocolate mixture, beating until combined.

Beat reserved flour mixture into melted chocolate mixture. Whisk in Guinness stout beer. The batter will seem a bit thin. Drop semisweet chocolate chips evenly on top of batter (some will sink in).

Pour into prepared baking pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes on center rack in the oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean.

Let brownies cool, uncovered, to room temperature. Dust with confectioners" sugar before serving.

Preparation Time:  15 min

Yield:  36 to 48 brownies, depending on cut size

Cooking Time:  30 min


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