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Knockmealdown Porter Brownies at Electric Picnic

Eight Degrees Brewing - Knockmealdown Porter Brownies from Bibliocook.com

These are the brownies that Caroline has been baking for beer and food demos all over the country, most recently at last weekend’s Electric Picnic. Well worth trying out. Knockmealdown Porter Brownies A dark, full-bodied porter or stout is a good balance to the chocolate in these brownies. You only need 250mls for this recipe, so there will be a little left over to accompany the baked brownies 100g plain flour 50g cocoa 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 150g dark chocolate, 60% cocoa solids. Easiest use a mixture of 50% and 70% cocoa solids. 175g butter 200g caster sugar 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 250mls Knockmealdown porter Preheat the oven to 180C (160C fanbake). Line a rectangular 2 x 25 x 30cm Swiss roll tin with greaseproof paper. Sift the flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder together and set to one side. Gently melt the chocolate and butter together in a large heavy saucepan over a low heat. Take it off the cooker and add the sugar, whisking until smooth. Allow to cool slightly, then whisk in the eggs, vanilla, porter and, finally, the sifted dry ingredients until just blended. Pour into the prepared tin – this is a very runny mixture, but don’t worry! – and bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes until set and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Because of the amount of liquid used, you don’t need to underbake these brownies. Cool in the tin then cut into 30 pieces and store, if you have any left, in an airtight tin. These get more delectably moist the longer you keep them. Serve with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream and some warm Caramel Ale Sauce for a superb desert. Makes 30 brownies.

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Knockmealdown Porter on BBC Travel

The English Market, Cork

Eight Degrees is “…famed for its dark and chocolatey Knockmealdown Porter,” you say? We can live with that. Oh yes we can. Our Knockmealdown Porter certainly is deep, dark and delicious and it’s in exceptionally good food and drink company in Neil Wilson’s BBC Travel article on Exploring the Food Capital of Ireland. The real capital, that is. But the BBC aren’t the only people to appreciate this special brew. The Irish Examiner named it Beer of the Week recently, singling out “…a lovely expressive cocoa and mocha aroma, good body and a dry lightly bitter finish.” It’s also the beer singled out by the New York Times Magazine last year in A Drinker’s Guide to Dublin. Rosie Schaap named it as one of Three Irish Craft Beers I’d Love to Be Able to Drink Here: …Bold, malty and tinged with chocolate but not quite as hearty as stout. Should we introduce them to our Kindred Spirit? Read more: Knockmealdown Porter Food pairing recommendations Knockmealdown Porter Brownies

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