Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sweet Baby Jesus Beer Brownies

Recently met a new amigo..this new into craft beers.. At first I thought it was happen stance. A one time thing

 ..but each time I pay him a visit..he has something new,different and interesting to drink.

This experience has not only changed my world...but also my baking and now Estoy Enomorada (in love) with it all!.... Don't know where I have been? but apparently it's been under una roca!  

.....This new beer sensation sparked my interest so much... I decided to venture to my local liquor store to discover more.

What I walked into was a unique flavor enticing, wallet sliming get you all liquored up Heaven!

So many wide varites with super awesome names and super dope flavors.

My creative beer/baking juices started to flow....but I controlled myself...and decided to forgo the temptation of filling my basket to the brim with all that "liquor love". and followed the path of my new ultra hip craft beer drinking friend.

The Sweet Baby Jesus porter beer.."this one is my favorite" he likes to tells is a beer mixed with chocolate, peanut butter and I swear un poco de heaven!

 And now I mixed it with a little brownie love! Promise by the first will have you screaming out "Thank You, Jesus"....haha...and gracias world is forever changed!...... Enjoy!


16 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped, divided
1 cup of unsalted butter for brownies (2 sticks) & 2tbsp unsalted butter (1/4cup)for Sweet Baby Jesus Glaze  
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp of kosher salt for brownies & 1/4 tsp kosher salt for Sweet Baby Jesus Glaze
1/2 cup of smooth peanut butter



1.Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9x9x2" metal baking pan with foil,(I like to spray foil with a little cooking spray ) leaving a 2" overhang. Bring beer to a boil in a medium sauce- pan; cook until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 12 minutes. Let cool. Set 1/4 cup of beer to the side.
2. Stir 12 oz. chocolate and 1 cup butter in a medium metal bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water until melted and smooth.
3. Whisk sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl and mix well. Gradually whisk in chocolate mixture, then 1/4 cup of the Sweet Baby beer from pan. Fold in flour and 1 1/4 tsp. salt. Pour batter into prepared pan.
4. Bake brownies until the top surface of the brownies begin to crack. Insert a toothpick in the center of the brownies, if it comes out basically clean or with a few brownie crumbles, approx. 35-40 minutes. Place pan in a cool spot for at least 20 minutes.
Sweet Jesus Glaze
1.Stir remaining 4 oz. chocolate in a medium glass bowl set over a sauce-pan of simmering water until melted and smooth. Add reserved 1/4 cup reduced Sweet Jesus beer, remaining 2 Tbsp. butter, and 1/4 tsp. salt; whisk until well blended.
2. Spread an even layer of smooth peanut butter over the top of cooled brownies. Pour warm Sweet Jesus glaze over brownies. Let stand at room temperature until glaze is set, about 40 minutes.Using foil overhang, lift brownie from pan; cut into squares.
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