A Saint Patrick’s Day Series of Sides and Desserts: Chocolate Guinness Goodness

A Saint Patrick’s Day Series of Sides and Desserts: Chocolate Guinness Goodness

A Saint Patrick’s Day Series of Sides and Desserts: Chocolate Guinness Goodness

 

And so we’ve reached the conclusion of the “Irish Sides and Desserts” series with a scrumptious dessert for all of you chocoholics.

Especially the guys.

It’s quite a manly St. Paddy’s Day dessert, I would say. It ranks right up there on the male scale with Irish Spring, the dark decor of an Irish pub, and those burly beer-toting Clydesdales.  It’s a deep, rich, dark chocolate pudding with a hint of the Irish from the Guinness that’s blended both throughout the pudding as well as the whipped cream. 

Plus, it’s meant to be poured it into Old-Fashioned glasses so it looks like Guinness with a whipped cream head that’s ready to drink like this:

 

234304

Photo courtesy of: Lara Ferroni

 

You won’t find a paper umbrella within miles of these bad boys.

When I made this manly dessert this time around, I dishonored the man code. See, I wanted to limit the portion size per serving, so I used smaller pudding glasses with . . . with fluted edges.  

Shame on me!  

I would offer up my man card, but as luck would have it, I’ve never had one.

Since I’m not a dark chocolate fan, I asked my guys to rate it, and they each gave it a big, manly thumbs-up!

So, in the words of that Irish classic, The Quiet Man, “without further ado”, here’s the recipe.

 

Recipe courtesy of: Chef Shane Coffey

Ingredients:

  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • One 14.9-ounce can Guinness Draught
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 7 ounces high-quality bittersweet (70 to 72% cacao) chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 T powdered sugar

Directions:

In large nonreactive mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar.

 

Saint Patrick's Day Recipe: Chocolate Guinness Goodness Dessert - blending the eggs and sugar

 

Open can of Guinness and slowly pour into 4-cup measuring cup, pouring down side of cup to reduce foaming. Pour half of Guinness (about 7/8 cup) into heavy-bottomed 3-quart saucepan. Add 2 1/4 cups cream and whisk to combine.

 

Saint Patrick's Day Dessert Recipe: Chocolate Guinness Goodness - blending the Guinness and cream

 

Set over medium heat and heat, whisking occasionally, until bubbles just begin to form at edges. Remove from heat, add chocolate, and whisk until smooth.

 

Saint Patrick's Day Dessert Recipe: Chocolate Guinness Goodness - chopped chocolate

 

Saint Patrick's Day Dessert Recipe: Chocolate Guinness Goodness - blending in the chocolate

 

Slowly pour hot chocolate mixture into eggs, whisking constantly to prevent curdling.

 

Saint Patrick's Day Dessert Recipe: Chocolate Guinness Goodness - blending in the chocolate

 

Return mixture to saucepan and set over moderately low heat.

 

Saint Patrick's Day Dessert Recipe: Chocolate Guinness Goodness - cooking the pudding

 

Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens and coats back of spoon, about 15 minutes.

 

Saint Patrick's Day Dessert Recipe: Chocolate Guinness Goodness - cooking the pudding

 

(Pudding will look separated.) Pour into blender and blend on high for 1 minute. (Don’t skip this blender step. Even if your pudding doesn’t look like it’s separated at first, it will in a few minutes.  Trust me!) Divide pudding among glasses, leaving at least 1 inch of space at top of each. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled and set.

 

Saint Patrick's Day Dessert Recipe: Chocolate Guinness Goodness - dividing up the pudding

 

Saint Patrick's Day Dessert Recipe: Chocolate Guinness Goodness - dividing up the pudding

 

Meanwhile, pour remaining Guinness into small saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to moderately low and simmer, uncovered, until reduced to 1 tablespoon, about 20 minutes. Pour syrup into small bowl and let cool.

 

Saint Patrick's Day Dessert Recipe: Chocolate Guinness Goodness - making the Guinness syrup

 

Beat remaining cream and powdered sugar until soft peaks form. Add Guinness syrup and beat until combined. Divide cream among 6 glasses of pudding and serve.

 

IMG_5706

 

How about this for a handsome outcome?

 

Saint Patrick's Day Dessert Recipe: Chocolate Guinness Goodness - and here it is!

 

Here’s the printable version of the recipe:

 

Chocolate Guinness Goodness

Serves 6
By author Chef Shane Coffey
Rich, dark chocolate mixed with Guinness and cream combine into a pudding sure to delight any Saint Patty's day celebrant.

Ingredients

  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 14.9oz Guinness Draught
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 7oz high-quality bittersweet chocolate (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Directions

Step 1
In large nonreactive mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar.
Step 2
Open can of Guinness and slowly pour into 4-cup measuring cup, pouring down side of cup to reduce foaming. Pour half of Guinness (about 7/8 cup) into heavy-bottomed 3-quart saucepan. Add 2 1/4 cups cream and whisk to combine. Set over medium heat and heat, whisking occasionally, until bubbles just begin to form at edges. Remove from heat, add chocolate, and whisk until smooth.
Step 3
Slowly pour hot chocolate mixture into eggs, whisking constantly to prevent curdling. Return mixture to saucepan and set over moderately low heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens and coats back of spoon, about 15 minutes. (Pudding will look separated.) Pour into blender and blend on high for 1 minute. Divide pudding among glasses, leaving at least 1 inch of space at top of each. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled and set.
Step 4
Meanwhile, pour remaining Guinness into small saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to moderately low and simmer, uncovered, until reduced to 1 tablespoon, about 20 minutes. Pour syrup into small bowl and let cool.
Step 5
Beat remaining cream and powdered sugar until soft peaks form. Add Guinness syrup and beat until combined. Divide cream among 6 glasses of pudding and serve.

 

Saint Patrick's Day Dessert Recipe: Chocolate Guinness Goodness

 

Please forgive the fancy edges!

Written by Becky


Website:

3 Comments
  • Mary Lou Sandvik says:

    HA HA HA! I just loved each and every one of your St. Pat’s recipies and after a teary message this morning from friend, Joanna Sunshine and hearing of the death of my good friend, June Jensen, I really enjoyed the laughs I got from your hilarious text. I, for one, hope you never stop blogging and that someone out there is going to appreciate your comedic talents. Love, Mom

  • Mary Lou Sandvik says:

    YYYYUUUUMMMMMMMMM! (mom)


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


Post Comment

About Me:

Hi! My name is Becky. I’m a mom, a wife, a friend, a writer, and a compulsive thinker. Don't invite me to a spa or to shop the day away, but rather, make me laugh, engage me in interesting conversation, play a game with me, or give me a cappuccino and homemade vanilla bean flan and I’m yours ‘til the cows come home.

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Your email address will not be shared with anyone else.