How to make an Irish brownie trifle

Check this out for a mouth-watering Irish dessert – the ‘St Patrick’s Day Brownie Trifle’.

Ireland has a fine tradition of savoury meals, often made from whatever was available at any given time.

How to make an Irish brownie trifle

But we like treats as well and can get pretty creative when it comes to desserts.

The following video from Twisted shows how to make a Brownie Trifle, which they have branded a St Patrick’s Day Brownie thanks t its green and white colours.

And thanks to it’s use of Guinness stout in the ingredients they can safely call it an Irish dessert.

Twisted’s recipe serves ten people and will take an hour to complete.

Ingredients

  • Guinness stout (250 ml)
  • Butter (175g)
  • Dark chocolate (200g)
  • Sugar (250g)
  • Plain flour (175g)
  • Three eggs
  • Fresh custard (500ml)
  • Green food colouring (1/2 tsp)
  • Double cream (600ml)
  • Icing sugar (100g)
  • Peppermint essence (1/2 tsp)
  • Milk chocolate (150g)
  • Dark chocolate (50g)
  • Double cream (300ml)
  • Mint cookies (100g)

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 170°C
  • Boil stout in a small pan
  • Add dark chocolate and butter to a heatproof bowl sat on a pan of simmering water
  • Melt until totally smooth
  • Add sugar to the bowl and whisk
  • Add flour to the bowl and whisk
  • Add three beaten eggs
  • Add stout
  • Whisk until the mixture is totally smooth
  • Spoon the mixture into 23cm square tin
  • Bake for 20 minutes until the mixture is firm
  • Add custard and green food colouring to a saucepan
  • Warm over a medium heat, and stir until the custard is green
  • Place into a bowl, close cover with clingfilm
  • Add cream, icing sugar and peppermint essence to in a large bowl
  • Whisk on a medium speed until your cream is thick and whipped
  • Add dark chocolate, milk chocolate and double cream to a heatproof bowl over a simmering pan
  • Allow the chocolate to melt, then stir to combine to a smooth sauce
  • Chop brownies into cubes and lay half on the base of the dish
  • Pour with chocolate sauce, then some custard, then cream over the top
  • Repeat with another layer of brownies
  • Top with some halved mint cookies and chocolate sauce

Take a look at the video below.

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