Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Katharine Hepburn's Brownies

After an exhausting day at the dentist, I decided to make brownies for myself...sticky, rich brownies with pecans. I don't know why I would want something sweet after the dentist? Maybe I'm deeply rebellious. Anyways, I found a great recipe by Katharine Hepburn. Yep, the Katharine Hepburn. Kind of appropriate for my post-dentist, rebel snack. Don't cha think? 

I love one bowl recipes, but this recipe requires two. No big deal. Other than that  detail, it's very tidy to make. Only a few ingredients are required, and you don't need a scale to weigh ingredients. So many brownie recipes require you to weigh the chocolate, but this recipe uses cocoa powder. FWIW, I don't mind weighing things, but for humble brownies I'm bothered when I need a scale. 

The brownies are PDD (pretty damn delicious). They are very fudgy. Sometimes I want a fluffier brownie, but these are what I wanted today. Make sure you let them fully cool. If you don't, you'll have a mess of a time cutting them. If you are alone and eating with your hands, that's okay. If you might be seen, trust me, let them cool. 

Here's the link to the recipe on the New York Times' site.


  1. I made these yesterday. They are definitely fudgier than a traditional brownie and chewy. I assume it is the little flour.

    1. Yes, I think you are right. I like them a lot, but certainly not a fit for a cake-y brownie fan.