Backstage Brownies Made with Dead Skull Coffee


This amazing recipe is always a winner either at home as a treat or as I’ve found out taking it into work for my stage crew colleagues – sweet, chocolatey coffee tasting slices of pure joy !!!

 Our coffee infused brownies can be easily made in under 45 minutes by using Dead Skull AAA or GUEST coffee simply mixed into the batter mix - Just one exciting use for any of our bean range (whilst you drink a cup or two in the process)

 Prep Time 15 minutes

 Cook Time 20 minutes

 Total Time 35 minutes

 Servings 8



12 tablespoons unsalted butter (plus a blob extra for the pan)

1/2 cup ground Dead Skull Coffee AAA or GUEST

1 1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

2 large eggs

1 egg yolk

1 cup cocoa powder

1/3 cup plain flour



Preheat the oven to 180C or gas mark 4 , then rub butter all over the inside of a 9 inch cake tin. Line the bottom of the tin with greaseproof paper. (If you don't have greaseproof paper simply butter the inside of the cake pan very generously to prevent sticking.)

In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat until it is hot enough but not boiling. Add the ground Dead Skull Coffee, stir in, and remove from heat. Let sit for five minutes.

Pour the butter and coffee through a very fine mesh sieve into a large mixing bowl. Press down on the coffee infused butter to extract as much of the butter as possible. Once you have strained it all you'll notice that the melted butter is brown in colour and has tiny particles of coffee in it.

Add the sugar, vanilla, sea salt, and eggs plus yolk to the butter, then whisk thoroughly to combine. Add the cocoa powder and flour, then stir until just combined. The batter mixture will be very thick.

Scrape the batter mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with moist crumbs but no wet batter mixture. Let cool to room temperature on a rack, then slice and serve.

If at home add a blob of cream or a dollop of ice cream