Irish Pub Brownies for St. Patrick's Day

Dessert, Holidays, Recipes, Special Occasions, St. Patrick's Day
on March 10, 2011
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

If you're planning to lift a pint to the Emerald Isle on March 17, it will likely be a pint of Guinness.The malty thick stout is the unofficial beverage of Ireland, and rightfully so. For more than two centuries, Guinness has been made in Dublin at the largest brewery in Ireland, and the frothy bitter stout is served by the keg in pubs across the country to a legion of loving fans.

Most Guinness lovers are famiiiar with the popular Black and Tan—which in Ireland is typically prepared by topping a half-pint of Smithwick's—a lighter pale ale—with a half-pint of Guinness Draught. Here, those same flavors shine in a decadently good two-toned brownie—a nod to one of Ireland's favorite and most famous institutions. Serve it as dessert after a St. Paddy's Day meal of corned beef and cabbage or Irish Stew.