I get the urge to put beer in almost everything I make, and it's becoming a problem.
The roots of this problem are difficult to trace.
Perhaps the urge began when I turned twenty one, and buying beer and wine was liberating. Maybe I purchased too much one time, decided to use it in cooking, and became accustomed to the flavor.
Maybe it's my German heritage that's speaking to me; my Bavarian blood is craving malted barley and hops. (Along with Spätzle and Schnitzel)
Or it could be other factors. Living in the same state as Anheuser-Busch? Influenced by dad and uncle that have made their own brew? A certain event in my life that lead me to believe that beer was lucky?
All I know is that I have a slight obsession in cooking with beer. Mix this obsession with my brownie obsession, and you have quite a problem. Or maybe not...
Maybe brownies made with beer will become the latest trend on the culinary scene.
This isn't the first time I've put beer in brownies. Remember these?
So what do you think? Do beer and brownies mix?
If you have some hesitations about making these, let me try to convince you otherwise.
These brownies are delicious! They're flavored with bittersweet chocolate, cocoa, raspberry beer, and raspberry preserves. Incredibly moist with a deep, fruity, complex flavor.
Still not convinced?
The bars are topped with a dark chocolate truffle ganache.
I rest my case.
If you liked this post, check out my
Macadamia Nut Ale Brownies with White Chocolate-Toffee Ganache
Click for the recipe!