Cara's Cucina: Dark Chocolate Stout Brownies 

4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
3 ½ tbs. butter
¼ c. flour
¾ c. sugar
3 ½ tbs. cocoa powder
A pinch of salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2/3 c. stout beer

*Preheat oven to 375 and grease an 8x8 baking dish.
*In a double boiler or bagno maria heat butter and chocolates until melted and smooth, stirring to combine.  Remove boil from heat and allow to cool to the touch.
*In a separate bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa and salt. 
*Once bowl with chocolate is cool add vanilla and eggs to it and mix well.
*Pour chocolate into dry ingredients and add the beer.  Mix well with a whisk until a thick batter forms.
*Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
*Allow brownies to cool before cutting into 16 squares – enjoy with your favorite stout!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day & Buon Appetito!