Tribute to Katharine Hepburn Brownies

Holy Cow!  Does that look like fudgy brownies or what?

Holy Cow! Does that look like fudgy brownies or what?

A while ago there was a contest for the new TWD logo and the winner would be able to go to the front of the line and pick the next recipe for us to follow. The winner was Lisa of Surviving Oz. The logo is just fantastic and I can’t wait to add it to my blog! (Does anyone know how to do that with wordpress?)

Please visit Lisa at Surviving Oz for the recipe for this week’s TWD assignment Tribute to Katharine Hepburn Brownies. (It’s the first time I realized that Miss Hepburn spelled her first name Katharine vs Katherine) Lisa posted step by step instructions, pictures included, on how to make these oh-so-fudgy brownies! You really have to visit Lisa’s blog because she is super entertaining (you’ll also see how cute Australian eggs are sold!), so go ahead and browse around!

I went to Shaver Lake for the holiday weekend and the beau wanted me to make these brownies for the trip. Well, I didn’t have time to bake it before we left on Thursday and I didn’t want to figure out how to bake it at Shaver lake taking into consideration the elevation problem so no brownies for the weekend. What we actually did have some time for was home made ice cream! Can you believe it – we made it with one of those ice cream ball makers! I was HIGHLY skeptical this thing would work but not only did it work – it worked too well! Or actually, I shook it for much too long and we had to wait for the ice cream to soften before we could actually eat it… If you remember, I am quite the wimp so it actually hurt a little to make ice cream this way. However, if you’re not a wimp and would like to have ice cream in 20 minutes or so, give it a whirl! You’ll be totally surprised!

Back to the brownies… I finally got around to baking them around 10pm last night. I told the beau he could take these to work if he wanted to or keep them for him. When I read the ingredients included cinnamon, I was really looking forward to this because I love cinnamon! I ended up using the instant espresso because I didn’t want to bother grinding the instant coffee. HAH! It smells soooo good while it’s baking in the oven!

Look at how much bittersweet chocolate there is!!  =)

Look at how much bittersweet chocolate there is!! =)

This turned out to be a really easy brownie recipe. The only problem I had was trying to turn the brownies out onto the rack. They weren’t budging from the pan at all. I thought I had made a huge mistake somewhere, but eventually after some prodding, the brownies were turned out onto the rack and then flipped onto the cutting board. These are super gooey and fudgy brownies. The beau really wanted to try a piece, plus it was getting late so I didn’t exactly wait long enough before we cut into it. It was a bit sticky trying to cut them but WOW! LOVE IT! Um, unfortunately the beau took one bite of his piece and found a nut shell. I bought a half cup bag of chopped walnuts and a half cup bag of chopped pecans so I’m not sure which bag had the shell in it… Oops. But after finishing that first piece, he asked for another piece! Well, I’m pretty sure the brownies stayed put, sorry beau’s co-workers!

You can see the melting chocolate and the butter stain no the cutting board...

You can see the melting chocolate and the butter stain no the cutting board...

I definitely plan on making these again! You should try making this yourself! If you don’t already have the book, go out and get it! I’ve made soo many delicious treats from this book and I’m always looking forward to baking the next one!

Last Week: Perfect Party Cake
Next Week: Brioche Plum Tart


15 responses to this post.

  1. Those do look wonderful. I love how the chocolate is all gooey. Nothing like eating a brownie fresh from the oven. Yummy.


  2. Gotta love a good butter stain! I know it’s bad…but it’s just so good, isn’t it? And I love that photo with all of the chocolate! Nice job.


  3. I am all about that melty chocolate. These were ridiculously good. I couldn’t keep these around or else I would eat the whole batch myself, then I would cry in disgust, then I would make more brownies. It’s a vicious cycle.


  4. Weren’t these the best brownies? I love how the chopped chocolate in yours is just a trifle gooey!


  5. Looks wonderful! I also used the instant espresso.
    They are really delicious! Nicely done!


  6. You picked a good one to start late! Yours look really gooey and delicious. I totally want to make ice cream with a ball maker, sounds like so much fun!


  7. Oh my, those look so good!


  8. Wow, your brownies look fabulous and chocolatey! Mmmmm!
    Try lining your pan with foil (the non-stick kind is awesome), sprayed lightly with cooking spray. Mine have never stuck that way. Cool the brownies in the fridge for super easy release from the foil. I know you already saw my post–I LOVED these–in more ways than one! 😉


  9. Fudgy says it all! They look delicious. I always wonder about those ice cream maker balls – that’s great that it worked so well!


  10. I’m so glad that you enjoyed the brownies~


  11. LOL – your brownies look fabulous. Proof of the pudding – your beau wanted more, despite his nut shell. Great job.


  12. These look like the absolutely perfect brownies! I think anyone would be happy with being served these, well, okay, the shells might be offsetting, but that was a one-time glitch…these are absolutely beautiful.


  13. Your brownies do look go gooey and delicious!


  14. those are mouthwatering!


  15. oooo look at how gooey and good those look!


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