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.

24 comments:

Cakelaw said...

Great job Tammy - I loved these too. (I left out the nuts because I didn't have any.)

Jules Someone said...

Those look just delicious! Nice job!

Megan said...

Although I never put them in, I happen to love nuts in brownies.

They look perfectly fudgey delicious!

jillbert said...

They look great!

I had forgotten about that movie with Cate Blanchett, but I agree that she didn't do a good job portraying Kate Hepburn.

pinkstripes said...

Your brownies look perfect. They were wonderful!

Engineer Baker said...

Really, you couldn't taste the coffee? Hmm, maybe because I used espresso powder? They look wonderful though!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

they look wonderful and fudgy!

SassyCassie said...

They look so yummy!

Amanda said...

They look great! Glad they were a success :)

Leslie said...

These look perfect! I'm so glad you liked them too (I'm thinking of starting a fan club so if you're interested, let me know!)

Zeetra said...

The movie was called The Aviator..

Marthe said...

These are amazing!! I used walnuts 'cause I still had some laying around, but I prefer pecans in my brownies

Teanna said...

The brownies look absolutely gorgeous! I loved these as well!

Judy said...

They look delicious! I agree that the cinnamon/coffee flavors were on the subtle side.

Di said...

Your brownies look wonderful!

Morven said...

I'm definitely going to try these. The brownie recipes with 4 eggs and lots of chocolate put me off. I have some fresh fresh fresh walnuts right now which would be nice instead of pecans. I think that coffee in chocolate items gives a subtle depth of flavour that even non-coffee drinkers don't mind.

Madam Chow said...

Mine were baked through but a bit gooey, so I froze them. DELICIOUS. Glad you like them, too!

PheMom said...

You know, I think she is one of those actresses who is so one of a kind, that the casting for someone to play her was just impossible.

Anyway, I was glad that these were finally chosen too since I've been very curious about them. They were delicious and yours look awesome!

mike said...

I'm glad you added nuts. You have "nuts".. or "guts". I love them - but others.... not so much, in their brownies. They look fantastic - nicely done!

isabelle said...

They look delicious! I love these, too. Nice job!

Peggy said...

I loved Cate in that movie. Your brownies look so good - the photo is great.

Erin said...

I loved these, too! Yours look amazing!

Clivia said...

Love your photo! Glad you enjoyed. We're baking them again today.

TeaLady said...

These were good, weren't they. Dense and delicious. They look great.