Ria's Collection: KATHARINE HEPBURN BROWNIES...best ever!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


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! :)

Recipe source : Leites Culinaria

Unsalted butter- 1 stick
Unsweetened Chocolate-2 oz ( I used 70% dark chocolate)
Sugar-1 cup
Vanilla- 1/2 tsp
Flour-1/4 cup
Salt-1/4 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!


RV @ Food for 7 Stages said...

Luscious Brownies Ria. Gorgeous pics.

Unknown said...

You were right, Ria! These are too adorable! I love that recipe.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Cute Brownies and lovely header!



Unknown said...

Ria, they are simple gorgeous looking. Can you please post one pic without the pic, just want to see :)

Suma Rowjee said...

What a pretty way of presenting brownies!!

Unknown said...

should try this..looks awesome..

Twinsy Rachel said...

wow-o-wow... all pinky n girlish :)) felt like looking at Barbie's blog, if she had one :) perfect for your nieces.. which brand is available for unsweetened chocolate here in our kochukeralam?

C Me said...


By one stick of butter, how much do you mean...??


Pearlin J said...

I tried these today and they turned out soooo yum! Best ever is rt!

Pearlin J said...

I tried these today and they turned out soooo yum! Best ever is rt!

icedteaforme said...

I made these today and they are fab-u-lous!!!! I added some broekn up chunks of 70% cacao dark chocolate and will be making them again soon!!!

thanks for the inspiration!

Divya Kudua said...

OMG Ria,the brownies look spectacular,I almost sang Inky Pinky Ponky..hehe.I've heard so many reviews about this one-bowl brownie recipe,def got to try!!

Anonymous said...

godness me..they look wonderfully delicious..

Ria Mathew said...

Thank you everyone! :)

Priya- Too late! ;) All over and gone!

Twinsy- I am not sure about getting 70% cocoa solids there. May be you can adjust the sweeteness according to the chocolate you use.

C Me - 1 stick of butter is 113 g :)

Ria Mathew said...

Pearlin & Icedteaforme- Thank you so so much for trying! I am so glad you liked it! Thank you so much for letting me know!

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