Mi Casa’s J’Something is back with yet another delicious Castle Milk Stout-inspired dish and this time around it’s all about dessert with this recipe for boozy Stout Brownies. “The Castle Chocolate Milk Stout adds an amazing flavour component to these brownies, which are strictly for the grown-ups,” says J’Something.

Castle Milk Stout Brownies

Serves: 6 to 8
Hands-on Time: 20 min
Total time: 40 min
Oven: 180°C

Ingredients:

BROWNIES

¼ cup Vegetable Oil
2 ¼ cups Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
½ cup Castle Milk Stout Chocolate Infused
2 large Eggs
1 ¼ cups Flour
¾ cup Cocoa Powder
1 cup Macadamia Nuts, roughly chopped

GANACHE

100g White or Caramel Chocolate chips
4 Tablespoon Peanut Butter [caramel peanut butter is the best]
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 teaspoon Caramel Essence
2 Tablespoon Castle Milk Stout Chocolate Infused
1 Tablespoon Icing Sugar
2 heaped Tablespoon Heavy Cream

Method:

BROWNIES

Preheat oven to 180°C and grease a square baking tray that’s about 22cm x 22cm in size.

Mix oil, Castle Milk Stout, sugar and vanilla essence together in a bowl.

Once combined mix in 1 egg at a time then add flour and cocoa and whisk until smooth.

Add the macadamia nuts and stir through. Pour mixture into your greased baking tray.

Bake for 25 minutes – it needs to pull away from the sides of the baking tray but be a little undercooked in the middle.

Cool for 10 minutes and remove by tipping over onto a cooling rack.

Cut into squares and allow to cool through.

GANACHE

Place a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bowl.

Add the chocolate chips, peanut butter, butter, caramel essence, Castle Milk Stout and icing sugar to the glass bowl sitting over the pot of simmering water and stir until mixture is melted, smooth and glossy.

Take the bowl off the heat and fold in the cream.

Smooth ganache onto brownies before it gets too cold or sets.