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.