Sunday, December 17, 2006

Gooey chocolate irish cream goodness

Ooh I honestly don't know why I've never baked Baileys Irish Cream brownies before, they're delicious and so addictive. I have the strangest feeling that I'm going to be waddling through Xmas if I eat any more of these gorgeous treats.

For anyone who wants to recreate the pleasure of eating these in their own home, I shall post the recipe. Be warned these are fudgy gooey type brownies, if you want more cake-like brownies either add more flour or only put in 4 eggs rather than 5.

Baileys Irish Cream Brownies

6 tbsp Baileys
5 large eggs
8 tbsp granulated sugar
250 g butter
150 g dark chocolate
60 g plain flour (this is a bit of an estimation, so you may need to pop a bit more/less in if you think it warrants it)
Chocolate chips (as many as you like me dears)

Icing (optional - but very tasty)

4 tbsp Baileys (or a little more if you're feeling merry)
3 tbsp butter
Icing sugar (as much as it takes to get to the consistency you want)

Method (I feel like I'm writing a scientific report here)

Melt the dark chocolate and butter together (I use a bowl over a pan of boiling water because I tend to burn the chocolate in the microwave, but if you are microwave-competant go for it), and allow to cool (sitting the bowl in a pan of cold water works great if you're impatient like me)

Break the eggs into a bowl and add the sugar, beat together, then add 3 tbsp Baileys and the cooled chocolate mixture. Mix and slowly add the flour, mixing well. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Line a baking tray with grease-proof paper, smear with butter and dust with flour if you like. Pour in the brownie mixture and allow to cook for about 20 mins at 200 °C. Test to see if they're done by sticking a cocktail stick into the middle. If it comes out with crumbs attached to it, it's done, if not give it another 5/10 minutes, and so on.

Once it's cooked pop it out the oven and let it cool. This bit is torture for me, as all I want to do is eat the warm brownies. But show some self-restraint and all will be well. Once cooled poke it with a fork a few times, randomly across the brownie surface, and drizzle the other 3 tbsp of baileys onto it.

Now for the fun frosting, melt the butter slightly in the microwave and mix with the 4 or more tbsp of baileys. Add icing sugar and mix until you reach the consistency you want. Then whack it on top of the brownies and voila, there you have it. All you have to do now is eat them, and trust me it wont take long.

Happy eating, I'm off to get another brownie.


Mosher said...

It is illegal for you to mention proper chocolate while I'm outside of Europe and only able to get crappy cardboardy funny-tasting stuff.

S'not fair.

Bird on a Wire said...

Wow. That sounds delicious. Suddenly I have an major sweet tooth. Some Bailey's sounds pretty good too.

KindaBlue said...

I can feel some baking coming on...

JR's Thumbprints said...

After reading your recipe, I've decided it's too much work. How about if I drink the Bailey's Irish Creme on ice instead? Hope you've been feeling better and that your enjoying your job.

Anonymous said...

How much this make? I'll be making some for about 40 people,
should I double up the recipe? And how big was the tray you used? :)

Lola Cherry Cola said...

This will make a fair amount from what I remember, but I cut them into bite sized pieces, and I've never cooked for forty people. The tray I used wasn't particularly big, maybe a 10" by 15"

There's another good recipe somewhere on the net that uses cream cheese to add the baileys into the mixture.

Hope you get this anyway Michelle

Anonymous said...

thanks for that! i'm just worried it might spread out too thin on my baking tray if there's not enough! :) i'm not sure which recipe you would be refering to, there are LOTS of recipes out there! but i'll have a quick look through google! thanks love!

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