Saturday, May 14, 2011

Katharine Hepburn's Brownies


I'm always looking for easy recipes for brownies. In my quest for the perfect recipe recently, I came across one for Katharine Hepburn’s brownies. These brownies are easy to make and are delicious as well. They’re moist, fudgy and crumbly with a rich chocolate flavor. I got the batter ready in less than 10 minutes and used just a bowl and a spatula in the process.

I found the recipe here on Noble Pig and followed it closely making a few minor changes. Here are my modifications-

1. I added a bit of instant coffee powder.
2. I increased the amount of chocolate slightly and made use of semisweet chocolate.
3. I decreased the sugar by ¼ cup, and used brown instead of white.
4. I also cut down on the baking time by 10 minutes.


(For 16 small pieces)
  • 1 stick (8 Tbsp) butter
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate (I used Baker’s)
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¾-1 tsp instant coffee powder (I used Nescafe)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts
  • Salt
Preheat the oven to 325 F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil and grease well.

Melt the chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Add the coffee powder, vanilla extract, salt and sugar and mix well. Add the eggs, stir in the flour and mix again. Add the chopped walnuts and combine to get a smooth batter.

Dump the batter into the prepared pan and spread as evenly as possible. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out relatively clean with a few crumbs still attached.

Cool completely before slicing or else it will be difficult to get perfect straight-edged pieces.


8 Burps:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Perfect brownies...nice texture too

MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said...

Chocolate and brown sugar sound like a match made in heaven for these brownies. Yummy :-)

Nags said...

i've made these too. sinful!

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Priti said...

Looks so yum n moist ..

Kadhyaa... said...

Im drooling...always welcome for me at any time of the day...

TBC said...
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TBC said...

Sharmilee, Meg, Nags, Priti & Kadhyaa- Thank you!

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