May 4th is my boyfriend’s birthday. It’s also International Star Wars Day, which he loves, which makes this the perfect birthday treat for him! I’ve always used classic Jägermeister in this mix , but you could also try new Jägermeister Spice (Cinnamon and Vanilla), or even Fernet Branca which is excellent with desserts! I highly recommend a side of vanilla ice cream too.
Yummy Jägermeister Star Wars Brownie
Want to make your own boozy May 4th treat? Then read on…
128 grams of flour
1/8 teaspoon (a pinch basically) of salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
55 grams of unsweetened chocolate
115 grams of dark chocolate
150 grams unsalted butter
3 large eggs
160 grams of sugar
2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
1/4 liter of Jägermeister
Step by Step
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 160ºC so its ready when you are done with the batter.
Step 2: Pick a fun pan! I’ve used Darth Vader, but you could also go with a Stormtrooper or even the logo! Just remember the smaller / deeper the pan the more moist the brownie. When using one of these fun pans you’ll want to maintain all the nooks and crannies so its important to prep your pan. I always have great results with Dr. Oetker’s Cake Release Spray, but you can grease your pan with whatever you like, just don’t skip this step!
Step 3: Lets get mixing! Whisk the flour, salt and baking powder together then set it aside. Melt unsweetened and dark chocolate with butter in a double boiler, stirring it until smooth. Double boiling sounds fancy but its actually and easy way to melt chocolate without burning it. Fill pot about 1/4 full with water and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to a simmer and put a bowl into the pot. The bottom of the bowl should not reach the water. I like to use a glass bowl so I can keep an eye on the water too. The stir your chocolate regularly with a wooden spoon till its all smooth. This will take a few minutes. Keep the water from boiling and don’t rush it. No one likes burned chocolate! Once your chocolate is super smooth remove it from the heat.
Step 4: Take that lovely warm chocolate and whisk in your eggs one at a time. Fully incorporate each egg before adding the next. Next whisk in sugar, vanilla, and Jägermeister. Continue whisking until mixture is completely smooth. Add dry ingredients to chocolate mixture and don’t over mix it.
Step 5: Pour the batter into pan and bake in middle of oven until top is firm, about 40 minutes. Always check your brownies 10 minutes before the suggested baking time. If a toothpick inserted in the middle comes up with really fudgy crumbs, it’s time to take the brownies out and put them on a wire rack for cooling. Fresh baked brownies will appear slightly undercooked.
Step 6: Once your master piece has fully cooled (give it an hour at least) you can carefully remove it from the pan. Try and bake this one a day or two before you want to enjoy it. The cake gets even more herb tasting goodness when it has time to settle.
That’s it! Now just try not to eat it all at once! (and let me know about your results with this recipe in the comments)