Spent Grain Brownies
We melt down two types of chocolate (with a fair amount of butter) to give these brownies a rich, nearly fudge-like consistency. Then amp up the nuttiness of the spent grain flour with a handful of chopped walnuts (but you brownie purists can certainly omit the nuts).
The resulting brownie is delightfully decadent: a nutty crisp top gives way to a rich, creamy (and oh-so chocolatey) center. Think of it as your new brew day reward.
WHAT YOU NEED
- 5 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 1/2 sticks of butter, cubed
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup Spent Grain Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
WHAT YOU DO
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- In a double-boiler melt chocolate and butter stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
- In batches, fold in beaten eggs (being careful not to cook the eggs).
- Combine sugar, flours, baking powder and salt. In batches, fold dry ingredients into chocolate mixture. When fully combined fold in walnuts.
- Pour batter into a well buttered baking pan. Spread out evenly with a spatula.
- Bake 30-35 minutes. Let cool completely in pan before cutting. Enjoy!
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