Stout Brownies with Irish Cream Ganache
Chocolate, cream and whisky... need I say more?
Yes, it’s true. I was prepared for BOTH of this week’s important holidays. Happy Pi Day, everyone!
My favorite thing about this recipe is that it is a giant “take that!” to the doldrums of winter. It uses all frozen produce (though you could probably use fresh) but it’s a classic summer combination. It’s just what I need, as we wait for the weather to quit waffling between late winter and early spring. Here in Portland, that gets pretty hard, as it rains *every single day* in the winter. Seriously, we just came off a streak of 20+ days of rain. In the spring, it usually drizzles in the mornings and burns off by early afternoon. That sounds like such an improvement right now! But we still wait 🙂
In the meantime, I will just continue to eat this pie, because it tastes like summer and makes me happy. Also, I used marionberries, but blackberries will also do. For those not in the know, Marionberries are a seedless blackberry varietal grown and beloved in Oregon. If you ever visit here, eat as many as you can.
I am seriously feeling the spring/summer fever. This weekend we made plans for our first camping trip of the year. I am so excited to sleep outside again, I can barely stand it. I’m ready for the rain to be gone and the sun to be back. I’m ready to get out of town and into nature! Until then, it’s time for pie.