Phew! I rest my hunt for the perfect brownie recipe! That's what I mumbled to myself as soon as I had a bite of this decadent brownie. It had the perfect crackly crust that every brownie baker searches for. Sadly, you won't be able to see my crust as it was baked in a bundt tin and when you unmould it, it goes to the bottom.
I remember myself writing down all the possible brownie recipes available.I have seen this recipe many times, but deciding to make this was instantaneous. It was for my 2 little niece's in Virginia. Jobin's mom was with us for a month and she flew to Virginia this morning, so I sent a little package of these cuties along with her.
These are very simple to make, that one- bowl recipe that you are looking for when in a hurry to bake & take! I used the microwave oven to melt the chocolate & butter and that's how it was a one-bowl affair for me!
From my experience, to make good brownies, use your hand to mix the batter. Do not whip it up and trap air, it will be cake-y.The most important step is never to over bake the brownies. When you do the skewer test, it should come out with some of the batter/crumbs still clinging on to it.Then, let it cool completely! You need to wait for a while to take the plunge! :)
KATHARINE HEPBURN BROWNIES
Recipe source : Leites Culinaria
Unsalted butter- 1 stick
Unsweetened Chocolate-2 oz ( I used 70% dark chocolate)
Vanilla- 1/2 tsp
Walnuts, chopped- 1 cup ,optional ( I skipped them as one of them are allergic to nuts)
- Pre-heat the oven to 325F .Prepare your baking pan.
- Melt the chocolate and butter together.
- Stir in the sugar until combined. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- Stir in vanilla and beat the mixture well.
- Fold in flour,salt & walnuts if using.
- Pour into the prepared baking pan and bake for 40 mins.
- Cool and cut into squares.
Verdict: These are one of the best brownies I have baked so far! This recipe is a keeper and I can see myself baking batches of it in future!