Tuesday, July 7, 2009
TWD - Tribute to Katherine Hepburn Brownies
This week’s TWD recipe is Tribute to Katherine Hepburn bownies and was chosen by Lisa of Surviving Oz. Lisa isn’t a regular TWD baker, but won the recent TWD logo competition and so got to choose a recipe. I had been curious about this recipe for a while – the name sounds slightly mysterious. I love Katherine Hepburn movies (especially those with Cary Grant in them as well!), and was interested to know that she was a brownie baker. While I am on the topic of KH though, I must say that I was disappointed with the portrayal of her by Cate Blanchett in that movie about Howard Hughes – I cant remember the name of it. I didn’t think Cate Blanchett was the right person to be playing Katherine Hepburn – although I don’t know who I think would be.
Back to the brownie. This was one of the best brownies I have ever made. The brownie batter didn’t have melted chocolate in it, just cocoa powder. I think brownies made with just cocoa powder often have more depth of flavour that those made with melted chocolate, especially if you use a dutched cocoa powder like I did. These brownies had very little flour and only two eggs. They were studded with chopped pecan nuts and chopped dark chocolate. They were subtly flavoured with coffee (which to be honest I couldn’t taste) and a small amount of cinnamon – detectable but not in a big way.
The brownie was baked for 30-35 minutes which gave a delicious fudgey texture. I would definitely make these brownies again – they baked up exactly as I like my brownie to be – dark, fudgey and small surprises with the chocolate chunks and pecans. See if the other TWDers enjoyed them as much here.