Friday, November 7, 2008

Treats...Day Three

In Dorrie Greenspans's Cookbook, "Baking From My Home To Yours" she includes 12 different brownie recipes and the ones I've tried so far have been SPECTACULAR, this woman knows her chocolate!! I made these for the first time last night and she didn't great. I think all of her brownies are better the next day and at room no matter how tempted you are, wait and eat them after they've cooled. These brownies are a tribute to Katherine Hepburn's famous brownies...and they are famous for a reason!!

Katherine Hepburn Brownies
from Dorie Greenspan

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 stick butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs, pref. room temp
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup broken walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 325 and center a rack inside. Butter an 8-inch square pan and line the bottom with parchment or wax paper. Butter the paper and dust with flour; shake out the excess.
  2. Whisk together flour, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Heat the butter over low heat. When the butter starts melting, add the cocoa and stir to blend. Remove from the heat and cool for 3 minutes.
  4. Beat the eggs into the saucepan one at a time. Stir in the sugar and vanilla, followed by dry ingredients, chopped chocolate, and walnuts.
  5. Scrape the batter into the pan.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes at which point brownies will be gooey but with a crisp top crust. Transfer to a rack and let cool at least 30 minutes.
  7. Turn the brownies onto the rack, peel away the paper, and invert onto cutting board. Cut into 2-inch squares.

PS. I promise something "non-chocolate" is coming tomorrow!

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