Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tribute to Katherine Hepburn Brownies: It's Tuesday with Dorie


Hmm.. Who doesn't love a good brownie? But the Tribute to Katherine Hepburn Brownie isn't something I'd make again...I definitely like the proportions--I knew this would be fudgy--look at how LITTLE flour goes into the recipe. Very good start.

I got out my square pan--it measures just over 8 inches on the bottom, but 9 at the top. So, which is it? I hereby do solemnly swear I will never EVER buy a pan with sloping sides--sides to square and rectangular pans SHOULD BE STRAIGHT UP AND DOWN. Or you've got no hope and your brownies will be too flat. Like mine.

Okay. My work on behalf of bakers done, I will continue. I like brownies, but I think I'm a brownie purist. I already knew I wouldn't be adding nuts to this recipe, but after tasting, I wish I'd left out the cinnamon, too. I think I'd have kept the coffee. The cinnamon kept giving me a bit of a chemically taste. It was optional, and I love cinnamon, so I went ahead with it. I'll be interested to see how many of the other TWD bakers did without.

If you want the recipe, go read Lisa of Surviving Oz, winner of the Design a New TWD Logo Contest. Then work your way down the other blogs listed over at TWD to see how others fared.

15 comments:

Clivia said...

I used only a pinch of cinnamon and 1 tsp instant coffee and we liked that combination. It was a very flat brownie, but still tasted great.
Glad you tried the recipe!

Teanna said...

Sorry you werne't a fan of this with the cinnamon, but it really looks outstanding!

Amy said...

I think these are supposed to be a little "flatter" than the average brownie. I loved them - so sorry you didn't. These were almost a little too fudgey for me, actually. I skipped the cinnamon, but the coffee flavor I loved! Great looking brownies!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Erin said...

I skipped the nuts and coffee also, and thought these were delicious. Yours look perfect!

Kim said...

I wasn't a fan of the cinnamon either. I wished I didn't add it. Although, these are getting better with age or maybe I'm just hungry. They look beautiful.

Leslie said...

They look great! Sorry the cinnamon threw off the taste. These were a big hit here.

chocolatechic said...

Sorry you didn't care for them.

I think they were perfect....

Of course, I didn't add the coffee and I used cappuccino chips too.

pinkstripes said...

Too bad you didn't like them. Your brownies look great.

TeaLady said...

I used mexican chocolate which has some cinnamon in it, and they were quite tasty.

Sorry you didn't care for them. They WERE more like a torte than a brownie - but both are okay by me.

they look great.

Mary said...

I know what you mean about the sloping pan issues...from now on, only straight baking pans for me too..we should have official TWD bakeware :)...

Kayte said...

Well, they look lovely, sloping sided pan or not! Okay, I admit, I don't love a brownie...not into chocolate at all, but my family is, so that was plenty reason enough to enjoy the making of these...they loved them. Yours look great!

BAKE-EN said...

I made it once with the cinnamon and wished I hadn't. For TWD I made it without and it's so much better. Give it a try without the cinnamon, I bet you'll love them.

Pamela said...

Thanks to TWD, I've found that I actually like the cinnamon/coffee/chocolate combo. Next time though, I might cut both back just a bit. I really enjoyed this one.

isabelle said...

They look fantastic! Sorry you didn't like them.

petitechef said...

YUM! I like the sound of this!! Thanks for the recipe! Great site! :)