St. Patricks’ Day is coming up pretty soon, but I’m giving you plenty of time to get this brownie pie made. You could make it a couple of times if you want to. I might make it a couple more times, because I really love brownies.
St. Patrick’s Day isn’t one of my favorite holidays. I don’t dislike it. I mean, I like wearing green and eating shamrock sugar cookies, but I’m not one to hit up all of the bars at the pub crawl. No thanks. I’ll just sit at home and watch Bethenny Ever After and eat brownie pie.
I know, I’m pathetic. I don’t care anymore. So what if I like to stay at home and read food blogs in purple sweatpants? That sounds like fun to me. Having fun is being comfortable. I was thinking today, why are we not wearing sweatpants all of the time? Wouldn’t we all be much happier?
Sweatpants in the workplace. Let’s get this petition started. I know I can find some people at Walmart who’ll sign it.
What we have here is a chocolate butter shortbread crust, topped with a chewy and crusty brownie filling. The brownie part is made with melted milk chocolate, cocoa powder, eggs, sugar, salt, flour, butter, corn syrup and Bailey’s! I actually used this Bailey’s Coffee Creamer, but I encourage you to use the liqueur; it’s more fun that way. You can make Bailey’s milkshakes to pair with the brownie pie.
Speaking of milkshakes, I’ve never had a Shamrock Shake. Should I try one?
Bailey's Brownie Pie
1 cup ground entertaining cookies (or something similar... some kind of chocolate dipped shortbread would work)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur or coffee creamer
1 large egg
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk chocolate chips, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup bread flour
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch cake pan or pie plate with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, mix together cookie crumbs and melted butter until well combined; press into bottom of pan.
In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together softened butter and sugar until creamy - about 30 seconds. Beat in Bailey's, egg, corn syrup, baking soda and salt until well combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in melted chocolate, cocoa powder and flour until just combined. Scrape batter onto crust. Bake 25-30 minutes. or until well risen and edges are crispy. The center will still be a little wobbly. Cool on a wire rack until ready for serving.
Makes 9 servings