Katherine Hepburn’s World Famous Brownie Recipe

Katherine Hepburn’s World Famous Brownie Recipe

Katherine Hepburn’s Brownies
(Originally published in a 1975 Ladies’ Home Journal article)

Makes 16 (I doubled the recipe!)

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Ingredients

1 stick butter, plus more for buttering the pan

2 ounces of unsweetened chocolate – (I used a Ghirardelli Baking Bar – 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate)

1 cup (192 g) sugar

2 eggs

½ teaspoon vanilla

¼ cup (30 g) flour

¼ teaspoon salt

1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions 

1. Preheat the oven to 325˚.

2. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan.

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3. Melt the chocolate and the butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat.

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4. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the sugar.

5. Add the eggs and vanilla. Mix well.

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6. Stir in the flour and salt (and walnuts if you’re using them) and mix well.

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7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40 – 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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8. Let it cool. Cut into squares.

Enjoy!

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