Lugene is Odell’s chocolate milk stout. It’s creamy, sweet, and chocolatey. Perfect for making some brownies.
The next time I was out, I picked up a four pack of Lugene and got busy in the kitchen making some brownies. They turned out exactly how I hoped they would!
It’s a bit of a process but don’t let that keep you from trying them.
- 2/3C Chocolate Milk Stout
- 1/3C Whole Milk
- 2 Eggs
- 2 1/2 TBSP Cooled Coffee
- 2tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2C Chocolate Chips, melted
- 2TBSP Whole Milk
- 4TBSP Butter, cut into cubes
- 1 1/4C Flour
- 1/3C Brown Sugar, packed
- 1/2tsp Ground Cinnamon
- Pinch Cayenne pepper (very small)
- 2TBSP Heaping, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease up an 8×8 baking pan. In a large mixing bowl, add all the liquid ingredients and combine well.
Melt chocolate using a double boiler method. Once the chocolate is melted, add in the butter, a little at a time. Stir and allow the butter to melt in the chocolate. Once all the butter is in, remove chocolate from the double boiler.
Add in the 2TBSP of milk and stir. Set aside and allow the chocolate mixture to cool. About five minutes.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, add in the dry ingredients and whisk together.
Once the melted chocolate has cooled a bit, add a small amount of the liquid mixture to the melted chocolate and stir. This is to temper the chocolate. Now add that chocolate mixture into the liquid mixture and combine.
Slowly add in the dry ingredients to the chocolate and combine. Once everything is incorporated, add that to the greased baking pan.
Place in oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out slightly clean.
Remove from oven and allow to cool, about 15 minutes. Cut and serve!
These are not your mama’s brownies. These are dense and hefty brownies with a huge dose of chocolate goodness. They almost have the texture of a flourless cake, that’s how dense they are.
Also you don’t want the toothpick to come out completely clean, because you want the brownies to be a little soft and gooey.
I didn’t use a lot of sugar so these are also not very sweet. If you like more sweeter desserts, you’ll want to add more sugar. You could probably add up to a cup of sugar without effecting the batter too much.
No worries if you don’t have Lugene, you can use any chocolate milk stout that you like!
Now who wants some brownies?