My lovely chum Nathalie Morris has written a fab piece on the bfi website about Katharine’s Brownies. Check it out here…
I’ve had variable results with Katharine’s recipe (good batch – bad batch) but this might be due to the fact I use the Ladies Home Journal version of Katherine’s recipe, in which she specifies squares of real chocolate. Later, Katherine switched to cocoa powder so maybe I’ll try that next time.
Nathalie’s look bloody lovely!
Cheers Katharine and Nathalie!
Yummy! I better keep this recipe away from Severin. His ideal breakfast, lunch and dinner would be brownies and as he can now get into the fridge and help himself, we have to keep them on the top shelf. Hope you are having a lovely weekend xxx
Ha ha – they are rather scrumtious. I don’t have a sweet tooth at all. My friend Cathy makes amazing cakes and tarts and two pieces of her yummy chocolate and pecan tart have been in my fridge for aaaaggggees! Jx
Love Kate’s brownies! (sounds dirty LOL) I discovered her recipe in an old copy of my NYT cookbook. They’re so chewy and chocolatey because they have absolutely no flour in them. And are very easy to make. The only recipe I use!
Just saw hers has 1/4 cup flour, but I swear mine doesn’t and they never turn out cakey, just chewy yummy 🙂
Cakey is exactly how they should be, deffo!
Hi Jenee (sorry, still haven’t worked out how to add an accent to an e on the internet) – thanks for stopping by. I’m going to check out your podcasts soon – look intriguing…
Molly O’Neill’s great New York Cookbook has Katherine Hepburn’s recipe in a version slightly different from others discussed above– it includes baking chocolate which is a very specific American ingredient, and very little flour indeed. It was my perfect brownie recipe for many years when I lived in the US– somehow using British chocolates, it’s never worked, but come closest using the Plain Chocolate that is in the baking section of Waitrose.
PS and I should say it was chewy never cake.
Ooooh, hi Annie, and thanks for this comment. I’ll try making a batch with the Waitrose Plain Chocolate. Thanks for that tip and I’m looking forward to your Vincent Price adventure!!