Skip to main content

Chocolate Stout and Bacon Skillet Brownies

 

I hope you don’t mind my excessive use of stout over the past few weeks, but to be honest I’m really not sorry. I love stouts, I’m  unreasonably excited about stouts being back "in season," and we are only about 2 weeks away from International Stout Day.

I’m geting you all stocked up on stout recipes, in case you want to celebrate via beer infused baked goods.

Which, of course, I hope you do.

You can use a chocolate stout for this, and that will be perfectly fine. You can also use a smoked porter or stout, or you can use a coffee or espresso stout.

Whatever you choose, this is best served warm, in the middle of a table full of fun people, each with a spoon in one hand and a stout in the other.

Chocolate Stout and Bacon Skillet Brownies

Ingredients

  • 2 strips thick cut bacon
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 3.5 oz (100g) dark chocolate (60%), broken into pieces
  • 1/2 cup stout (chocolate or coffee stouts work best)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbs espresso powder
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Preheat oven to 350.

Instructions

  1. In a 8 or 9 inch cast iron skillet cook the bacon until done. Remove bacon from skillet. Swirl the bacon fat to coat the pan, discard the excess bacon fat.
  2. Add the butter to the skillet, return to heat and cook until melted. Add the chocolate and stir until melted. Remove from heat. Add beer and stir.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until well combined. Sprinkle the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and espresso powder over the eggs, whisk until just combined.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the chocolate skillet and stir until just combined. Chop bacon and sprinkle over the top.
  5. Bake until the top has set (don't over bake) about 25 to 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, top with vanilla ice cream if desired (and I'm pretty sure you should desire) set in the middle of a table full of hungry people. Add spoons.
Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by Yummly Rich Recipes
https://domesticfits.com/chocolate-stout-and-bacon-skillet-brownies/

Similar Articles


Comments


Ashley – Baker by Nature October 23, 2012 um 10:06 am

Seriously… I have to make this.
I’m home "sick" today and have all of the ingredients on hand. Talk about the perfect situation!

Reply

Jackie October 23, 2012 um 3:03 pm

Do it 🙂

Reply

Averie @ Averie Cooks October 23, 2012 um 10:48 am

I just baked something savory in my cast iron. It’s feeling very wrong to have just done that, seeing that I woulda coulda shoulda made brownies in it. When it cools down maybe! 🙂

Reply

Jackie October 23, 2012 um 3:03 pm

I love making brownies is a skillet that still has a touch of savory elements left behind.

Reply

Katie @ Blonde Ambition October 23, 2012 um 11:23 am

I loooove chocolate and bacon together. It’s so weird, but the chocolate salty mixture is just too good!

Reply

Jackie October 23, 2012 um 3:02 pm

One of my favorite combos. I so need to stop using it all the time!

Reply

Max November 30, 2017 um 7:29 am

I love bacon so much I will eat a whole Bag of bacon if I have to

Reply

amy @ fearless homemaker October 23, 2012 um 1:24 pm

Holy mother of all things delicious, that looks AMAZING. I would devour that if it was in front of me right now!

Reply

Cassie October 23, 2012 um 2:47 pm

You are amazing. Bacon and stout and chocolate? This is beyond my wildest dreams!

Reply

Barbara | Creative Culinary October 23, 2012 um 5:39 pm

I’ve made brownies with stout but WITH bacon and in a skillet…seems the perfect way to serve something so warm and homey and GOOD!

Reply

Brett October 24, 2012 um 2:03 am

I understand everybody might hate on stouts, but I love them. This looks so good

Reply

kita October 24, 2012 um 7:36 am

Im in love with this skillet brownie a little too much right now… and bacon… and beer…. yeah. I want to snuggle with it.

Reply

Cynthia October 24, 2012 um 7:59 am

This sounds strangely surreal yet captivating. I can’t say that I am a stout drinker – cant stand the stuff, but it makes for pairing that leaves me very intrigued. Your shots are beautiful btw! 😉

Reply

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies October 24, 2012 um 12:42 pm

I really need to put my cast iron skillet to use and attempt a giant brownie in it. And now, clearly I will have to use stout in said brownie.

Reply

Jen @ Savory Simple October 24, 2012 um 12:44 pm

You make the most beautiful food!

Reply

Megan {Country Cleaver} October 24, 2012 um 8:03 pm

I love this recipe, I love that napkin you used in the photo (cause I’ve been using the same one I have like in EVERY photo I take) and…best of all… Ben is officially obsessed with your Beeroness site. Like, giddy excited. As I was trying to fall asleep last night he was listing off all of your rrecipes, like every single one, and was visibly excited. It totally made my day – because I 110% heart you. XO!

Reply

Jackie October 24, 2012 um 9:25 pm

Ok, that pretty much made my life. Best compliment ever 🙂

Reply

cquek October 25, 2012 um 4:44 am

This sounds like something I would like!

Reply

addie | culicurious October 26, 2012 um 9:34 am

I really never knew beer could be so versatile. 🙂 This looks like heaven in a skillet!

Reply

Amber @ Slim Pickin’s Kitchen October 27, 2012 um 7:43 pm

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just so happen to have a chocolate stout in my fridge at the moment!!!!! I’m preeeety sure I will be using it to make this!

Reply

Kristen @ The Endless Meal October 28, 2012 um 10:09 am

I absolutely love setting down my cast iron pan in the middle of a table full of hungry friends and family, but I’ve never thought of filling it full of something sweet. Brilliant idea! I will definitely be making this one!!

Reply

maria {La Signorina Chocolates} October 30, 2012 um 5:00 am

Yum! Sounds and looks absolutely delicious

Reply

Kevin (Closet Cooking) October 31, 2012 um 8:58 am

Bacon, chocolate and stout! What an amazing combination of flavours!

Reply

Cooks_Books November 18, 2012 um 7:29 pm

Oh my. I have no words. I cannot wait to try this recipe!

Reply

Chris June 22, 2013 um 1:00 pm

Made this for my wife last night as part of a three course meal, all paired with craft beers. This was the perfect finish. We changed just one thing and added a little cayenne pepper. So good!

Reply

Jackie June 22, 2013 um 1:41 pm

I love the idea of a pinch of cayenne, sounds fantastic!

Reply

Jose March 28, 2019 um 9:35 pm

Hi, I just found your page and it looks amazing, but haven’t tried cooking tough.
This recipe looks great, however, would it work on a regular baking dish? Or is there anything I need to consider before trying it?
Also, I guess that on every recipe, beer should be used at a regular temperature (meaning not cold)?
Thanks.

Reply

Jackie March 29, 2019 um 9:19 am

For this, the beer can be any temperature, it’s not going to make a difference. If you don’t have a skillet, try a 9-inch pie pan, just make sure to grease it first 🙂

Reply

Jose April 4, 2019 um 8:54 pm

Thanks for your reply. I’ll try it and let you know.

Reply

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*
*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.