I am not a beer drinker. My boyfriend was shocked when I asked him to pick me up some Guinness but I knew I wanted to make an alcoholic treat for St. Patrick's Day this year. I took my inspiration from one of our favourite restaurants who makes a delicious beer brownie. It is served warm with vanilla ice cream and beer nuts. The first time I had it I was equally shocked by how you could and couldn't taste the beer. Meaning I was surprised that I liked the brownie since I dislike beer. There was a hint of beer flavour right at the end of your bite - it was the perfect amount so subtle that you might miss it. In fact my beer loving boyfriend thought I was crazy in saying that I could actually taste the beer in the brownie over the delicious chocolate flavour. That hint of beer flavour continues to make their brownie dessert one of my favourite, I love the complexity of the flavours. Plus who doesn't love a brownie topped with ice cream? This Guinness Brownie Sundae is my take on their Beer Brownie.
The Brownie Sundae
The brownie is rich in flavour with a fudgy texture and it is delicious all on its own. That being said, if you want to take it to the next level, I highly suggest you serve it as brownie sundae. In order to really bring out the Guinness flavour I make some drunken peanuts - peanuts glazed in sugar and Guinness to top my sundae. The sundae has layers of flavours and various textures really play well off each other and create the perfect bite.
Assembling Your Sundae
I reccomend serving your Guinness brownies warm with a generous scope of french vanilla ice cream and topped with drunken peanuts.