Published on Livestrong.com October 26, 2011 by Carolyn Williams
Angostura® aromatic bitters can enhance the flavors of chocolate and can be used as a marinade. When making a marinade from scratch, balance bitterness of Angostura® bitters with a little sweetness, such as root beer or cream soda. Using Angostura® bitters gives a distinct flavor to your recipe, so start with just a few teaspoons at a time.
- Brownie Mix
- Angostura Bitters
- Place a large saucepan on the stove over medium heat.
- Pour in a couple of cans of soda, such as root beer or cream soda.
- Add spicy ingredients, such as pepper jelly, sliced jalapenos, Worcestershire or mustard.
- Add Angostura® Aromatic Bitters and other aromatic ingredients, such as lemon or lime zest, cinnamon or vanilla.
- Bring ingredients to a boil and reduce the liquid by half to make a syrupy concoction.
- Strain the marinade to remove any pieces of zest, cinnamon sticks, coffee beans or other ingredients. Pour it over a protein, such as ham, flank steak or chicken thighs. Marinate for 24 hours and prepare the meat using a grill, discarding leftover marinade.
- Add Angostura® Aromatic Bitters to a brownie mix to enhance the chocolate flavor. While you can make the brownie mix from scratch, it's also easy to add the bitters to a packaged mix.
- Put the brownie mix in a bowl and follow package directions, adding one to two tsp of bitters when adding the wet ingredients
- Bake the brownies according to the package directions.
- Remove the brownies from the oven and let them cool slightly. Serve them with ice cream and caramel drizzle.