Recipe from “The New Irish Table,” by Margaret M. Johnson. Guinness stout comes in cans and bottles. You can usually buy single bottles of stout at markets such as Holiday in Royal Oak, Trader Joe’s (all locations) or ask at your favorite beverages store. Measure out what you need and drink the rest.
3/4 cup superfine sugar
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
4 ounces white chocolate, chopped
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/4 cups Guinness stout
Confectioner’s sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter and 8-by-8-inch square pan. Combine eggs and sugar and beat with electric mixer until light and fluffy. In medium saucepan, over medium heat, melt the chocolates and butter, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and beat into the egg mixture.
Sift the flour and cocoa together and beat into the chocolate mixture. Whisk in the Guinness.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out almost clean. Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack. To serve, dust with confectioner’s sugar and cut into squares.