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This may come as a surprise to you (or not so much a surprise), but I am not very successful when it comes to making brownies. You have no idea how many times I have attempted to make a solid batch of brownies in the past week. They either puffed up too much, or deflated too low. It took a lot of trial and error to get them just right. In this case, I really think the elevation came in to effect. I found that I absolutely CAN NOT use baking powder in brownies. It was a disaster. I may have cried (just a little). Again, I also blame my oven (which is a total piece of crap…and I hate it!). Anyway, I finally think I got this recipe just right. They are fudgy, gooey, nutty, chocolatey, caramely. I could go on and on and on. Zach and I tend to lean towards the fudgier brownies, rather than the cake ones. If I wanted to bake a chocolate cake, I would just bake a chocolate cake! As a result, these are probably the fudgiest brownies you will ever bake! I’m so sorry about that. I really think it was worth the wait and effort trying to build this recipe, because I have a feeling these brownies will be gone in a day.
Recipe Fun Facts:
There are some great caramel sauce recipes out there. Feel free to go the store-bought route, if you find you don’t have the time to make your own. If you choose to make your own, this is my go-to recipe: Ree Drummond’s Easy Caramel Sauce Recipe. It’s full proof, and I have never had a problem with it.
We like nuts in our brownies, but I know a lot of you out there aren’t huge fans. Feel free to eliminate the pecans if you feel necessary. I will only be a little upset by this. ;)
Brewed By: Bison Brewing
Style: American Stout
Description: I really don’t think I need to go into detail why I would decide to pair these indulgent brownies with Bison’s Chocolate Stout. Stouts in general are perfect for desserts, this chocolate stout takes the pairing to a whole new level of flavor. It’s a rich and robust stout brewed with Peruvian cocoa. This stout has hints of coffee and roastiness, which, as a coffee addict, I absolutely adore. It’s a great brew in general, and even better with a super chocolatey dessert. =)