Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tribute To Katharine Hepburn Brownies; TWD

This week, we had a guest host who chose our recipe, Tribute to Katharine Hepburn Brownies. Lisa, from Surviving Oz, is not a regular Tuesday With Dorie baker. In fact, I don't think she is a regular baker at all, but she did a spectacular job of making these brownies and writing an entertaining post about her experience with it.

How did she get the honor of choosing the recipe, when I have to wait about 100 more weeks for my turn? She designed our new TWD logo! (To the right.) It is beautiful and I am glad she got to slip into our rotation schedule and pick this fabulous recipe.

These were the *best* *brownies* *EVER*! They have cinnamon, a kick of coffee, and advice from Katharine Hepburn, "never put too much flour in your brownies".

I told KPOW I would bring these to her house on the fourth of July, but I couldn't get them out of the pan because they were so gooey. I know she had an abundance of desserts anyway, so I put them in the refrigerator and headed to her house without them. (More brownies for me Mwa Haa Haa.)

When I got home, they had firmed up and I was able to get them out of the pan. My whole family loved them. We put all arguments about cakey brownies vs. fudgey brownies behind us. These were definitely the fudgey type, but were so well liked, they bought peace into our home and made happy tummies.

When I had lots of egg yolks left over from perfect party cake, I made a double batch of Dorie's vanilla ice cream. This one was swirled with fudge and made the perfect accompaniment for the brownie.

My kids are already asking me to make them again and I cannot resist the simple requests of my sweet little children. As soon as I get more chocolate, I am making more of these brownies!


Jennifer said...

I'm so glad you liked these! I think you just cut them too soon. They say to cool for 30 min before removing from pan and cool completely before cutting. I actually let mine cool overnight.

Your icecream looks so good! Homemade icecream may be my favorite dessert.

sara said...

Yeah, these were pretty much the most awesome brownies ever. I can't wait to make them again.

Megan said...

With ice cream? Really, that makes them that much better!

Middle Aged Woman Blogging said...

Dear freakin' gawd!!! I'm making these babies this week!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you liked them. They were awesome. Your brownies look delicious. YUM.

AmyRuth said...

Don't worry.....they were meant for your family anyway. he he and BTW I just hope I am still alive when its my turn to choose a recipe hahahah. Ah well, its supposed to be fun and the logo is nice and fresh. Thats inspiration. Glad you loved the brownies too. They look so good with your ice cream. Wish I had some. Perfecto!

Pamela said...

Well, I'm glad you got to keep some for yourself! And serving them with ice cream was a really great idea. Just perfect!

Michele said...

I'm so glad that you loved the brownies!

TeaLady said...

These were really good, weren't they. And easy.

They look great with that ice cream. I made dorie's vanilla, too, but just plain. Perfect with the brownies.

spike. said...

Nice, glad they worked out. The pics look great