Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Katharine Hepburn Brownies and Happy holidays !

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year

With Holiday season just around the corner I wanted to do this post  before it was  too late ! Whole food blogging world is full of Christmas bakes and I was feeling a bit left out and wanted to whip up something quick for you all and this Katherine Hepburn Brownies fitted the bill perfectly. It is literally a one bowl brownie, just stir everything together in a bowl and pop it an oven and a delicious brownie will be ready is less than 1 hour. They are perfect to gift for friends or to munch on with a cup of milk. I have to say, for a chocoholic like me, this brownies were kind of addictive. I made this cookies for giving it to a friend and good that I packed half of it to her or else I would have ended up eating whole lot of it in a single sitting.

Those who are wondering about the name of this recipe, its named after Katherine Hepburn (actress) who contributed this awesome recipe to us. I gave a little twist to the recipe by adding cashewnuts instead of walnuts and I think that lifted up the taste to a new level, I absolutely loved the cashewnuts in brownies and even my hubby who is not chocolate lover ate quite a lot !

Recipe source – Joy of baking

Dark Chocolate ( 70 % cocoa ) – 60 gm
Unsatled butter – 113 gm / ½ cup   
Granulated White Sugar – 200 gm /  1cup
Eggs – 2 large
Vanilla extract – ½ tsp
Plain flour/ Maida – 30 gm / ¼ cup
Salt – ¼ tsp
Chopped cashewnuts / walnuts – 100 gm

  1. Take butter and dark chocolate in a heat proof bowl and place them over a simmering pan of hot water until its melted.
  2. Add sugar and stir in.
  3. Break 2 eggs,add vanilla extract and stir in.
  4. Add the flour, chopped nuts and stir in.
  5. Pour the batter into a greased 8 inch square cake tin and bake in a preheated oven at 165 degree Celcius for 30-35 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.  


Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said...

So u too made these brownies eh!! They are simply awesome alle... Lovely pics, so festive! Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy new Year Vinee...

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said...

The brownies look so good and tempting Vinee... I am yet to start baking anything for Xmas this year... guess I am a bit too lazy...btw love that wreath :)

Wishing u a very happy Xmas and a blessed new year

Vimitha Anand said...

Ah brownies... no words to describe that ooey gooey goodness

Divya Shivaraman said...

love these goodies....super good to treat my sweet tooth

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Brownies look simply awesome. A Merry Christmas to you in advance.

Rafeeda AR said...

such gooey and chocolaty goodness!!! wish i could grab some across the screen...

Shibi Thomas said...

Those brownies look perfect with the gooey chocolaty goodness..and I liked the settings too :)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy tempting rownies...Happy holidays...