Sunday, February 15, 2009

In which philosphy leads to chocolate overload

Yesterday, I sat down to write a post to answer the question "Where does your morality come from?" The situation that prompted this question, and the answer are subjects for another post.

Anyway, as I was thinking about this, I decided I wanted some mulled cider. Now, I have everything I need to make it except, well, cider. As I get into my car, it occurs to me that there is a liquor store a couple of blocks away, as opposed to clear across town like the grocery store.

Okay, mulled wine then. After I grab a bottle of Merlot, I walk past the whiskey isle. Suddenly I think "Mmmmm, butterscotch." So I buy a 50 mL bottle of Cutty Sark as well. When I get home, I pull out the recipe file to see if I have one for butterscotch. I don't. A quick trip to Recipezaar.com provides one.

Now, what's good with butterscotch. Well, ice cream, of course, but I want something more.

How about brownies? Cool. I check to see if I have everything I need for brownies and butterscotch, and I see that I have 5 bottles of Guinness Extra Stout in the fridge (I made stew last weekend). I seem to remember that I saw a recipe for brownies that called for Guinness. A quick trip back to Recipezaar.com provides it, too.

Now this is a serious brownie recipe, people. It calls for 8 oz. of bittersweet chocolate, 4 oz. of white chocolate, 3/4 cup of cocoa, and suggests a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips as a mix-in (although I used walnuts instead).

They're cooling as I type. I will update once I come off the high.

Later,

UPDATE - 7pm - The brownies/butterscotch are great. Here's a pic.


Later,

3 people have spouted off:

Jackie said...

Mmm, looks great. I will make it in a few days.

Qalmlea said...

It looks good... unfortunately Guinness (and all other non-specialized beers) have barley malt in them, which contains gluten. Yes, there's gluten-free beer, but it's expensive and must be special ordered ... and I was never much of a beer drinker anyway.

John said...
I don't drink it either, I only cook with it.
2/16/09, 7:33 PM