RECIPE

Katharine Hepburn's Brownies

The best recipe I have for brownies comes from a friend who got it from a magazine article about Katharine Hepburn. It is, apparently, her family's.

Author:https://www.epicurious.com/contributors/ruth-reichl
Category:Spring
Cuisine:American
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Ingredients

1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
2 squares unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar
eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preparation 1. Melt together 1 stick butter and 2 squares unsweetened chocolate and take the saucepan off the heat.
  2. 2. Stir in 1 cup sugar, add 2 eggs and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and beat the mixture well.
  3. 3. Stir in 1/4 cup all-purpose flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. (In the original recipe, 1 cup chopped walnuts is added here as well.)
  4. 4. Bake the brownies in a buttered and floured 8-inch-square pan at 325°F for about 40 minutes.
  5. You can cut these brownies into squares, once they have cooled, and eat them out of the pan, but it is so much nicer to pile them on a fancy plate, from which people are going to eat them with their hands anyway. If you want to smarten up your act you can put a square of brownie on a plate with a little blob of créme fraîche and a scattering of shaved chocolate.
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

per recipe

Serving size 1 serving

Amount per serving
Calories220
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 73mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 24g8%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Total Sugars
Includes Added Sugars
Protein 2g

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrition in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.