Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tribute To Katherine Hepburn Brownies (TWD)

I hope that everyone had a great July 4th holiday! We couldn't have asked for more perfect weather in Los Angeles. We definitely took advantage of it and spent a nice lazy long weekend at home. Important priorities included floating in the pool, sipping fruity cocktails, and playing with the dog. With this hectic schedule, I'm glad that I was able squeeze in some baking time. ;)

This week's Tuesdays With Dorie recipe is a variation on the much talked about Katharine Hepburn Brownies. Try doing a Google search on "Katharine Hepburn Brownie"... you can do some serious research with 8,000+ results! This recipe is Dorie Greenspan's riff on the original recipe, with the addition of ground espresso, cinnamon, and chopped bittersweet chocolate. I've been a bit flaky with my brownie research, so this gave me a great excuse to get back into my brownie baking mode. I loved the simplicity of this recipe, and you only need to dirty one bowl (or in this case, one saucepan). I followed the recipe as written, and baked them for 30 minutes.

As we all know, choosing a favorite brownie is a matter of personal preference. Unfortunately, this wasn't my kind of brownie. I loved the subtle coffee and cinnamon flavors, but the gooey fudgy texture wasn't my favorite (I'm a cakey kinda gal).

If you'd like to try this recipe on for size, please visit Lisa of Surviving Oz for the complete recipe. Lisa was the winner of the TWD logo design contest, and we love the new logo! Also, make sure to peruse the TWD blogroll to see more sweet creations.

24 comments:

Snooky doodle said...

these look great! I love goey and fudgy brownies and the addition of espresso and cinnamon makes them even more irresistible for me :)

Marthe said...

This is a great recipe: easy and good!! Delicious!

carmencooks said...

They look great, though! I'm with you - I like a slightly more cakey brownie as well; kind of in the middle of the road.

Melissa said...

Your brownies look great with that glass of milk. Wish you had liked them a little more, but I guess you gotta try them to know! :-)

Leslie said...

I'm all for more brownie research! Bring it on! They look perfect to me but brownie love is a very personal thing!

Teanna said...

Sorry you weren't a fan, but that photo is absolutely gorgeous!

chocolatechic said...

I'm so sorry your a cakey kind of gal.

These were just soooooo great!

Amy said...

I think I'm becoming a "cakey gal" too! These were almost a little too gooey for me, but they still tasted great! I loved the coffee flavor. Your pictures are fantastic!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Erin said...

Sorry you didn't love these, but you're right, there are cakey brownie people and fudgey people. I'm a fudgey girl!

Megan said...

I'm with you on the constant search for the perfect brownie. But I fall on the opposite side of the spectrum. I love the fudgey kind!

The Food Librarian said...

These look great! I'm also a cakey girl, but these were fun and so easy to make!

Ingrid said...

Cakey? Mmmm, I'm all about the gooey and fudgy but cakey's good when nuked in the microwave and topped with ice cream! :)

Glad to hear that you had a happy holiday weekend!
~ingrid

SUGAR B said...

Yes, finally a picture with brownies and milk!

They look fabulous!

It's one of my favorite brownie recipes. :)

pinkstripes said...

Too bad you weren't a fan! They look wonderful, especially with the glass of milk.

Kim said...

The brownies look delicious. I really don't discriminate between cakey and fudgy as long as I can eat it. I love the photos.

Carol Peterman said...

As a lover of fudgy brownies, your photo has me drooling. We have many more brownies to bake from the book and I bet some of them will be uber-cakey just the way you like them.

farah said...

I really liked these. Yours look great :)

Lauren said...

Cakey brownies?! Blasphemy. ;) Those looks gorgeous! Love your photos, as usual.

isabelle said...

They look delicious!
Sorry, that you didn’t love these.
I love them.

Pamela said...

I loved these and was so happy that they weren't TOO gooey for me. If all else fails, just cover them with ice cream. And your 4th of July sounds like a little bit of heaven!!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous photos, as always. I'm with you on these brownies though - too fudgy and gooey. By the way, your weekend sounds terrific, I am jealous :)

TeaLady said...

these were almost to easy to be soooo good. They look delicious.

Rachel said...

Love your photos! The little glass of milk is too cute!

Monica H said...

Love the additions of espesso and cinnamon- some of my favorite flavors. I love 'em fudgey too!

looks great!

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