Black and Tan Brownies

Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Pam Morris

Historically, the phrase "black and tan" referred to the much-reviled auxiliary force of English soldiers sent to Ireland to suppress the Irish rebels after the 1916 Easter Rising. Eventually, a much-loved drink made with half Guinness Stout and half Harp Lager assumed the name, and now this two-toned brownie (with the addition of Guinness) shares it.

Yield: 32 servings
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 162
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated fat: 3.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 2.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 23.7g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 36mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 87mg
  • Calcium: 29mg

Ingredients

  • Tan Brownies:
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Cooking spray
  • Black Brownies:
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Guinness Stout
  • 4.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

  1. 1. Place one rack in lower third of oven; place another rack in center of oven. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. 2. To prepare Tan Brownies, place 6 tablespoons butter and brown sugar in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Weigh or lightly spoon 4.5 ounces (about 1 cup) flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine 4.5 ounces flour, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt, stirring well. Add flour mixture and pecans to sugar mixture, beating just until combined. Spoon into a 13 x 9–inch baking pan coated with cooking spray, spreading evenly with a knife or rubber spatula. Bake at 350° in lower third of oven for 15 minutes.
  3. 3. To prepare Black Brownies, melt chocolate and 4 tablespoons butter in a large microwave-safe bowl on HIGH for 1 minute or until melted, stirring after every 20 seconds until smooth. Add granulated sugar, stirring until well combined. Add 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and Guinness, stirring with a whisk until well combined. Weigh or lightly spoon 4.5 ounces (about 1 cup) flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine 4.5 ounces flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt, stirring well. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture, stirring to combine. Pour mixture evenly over Tan Brownies.
  4. 4. Bake on the center rack at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out almost clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack; cut into squares.
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