TWD: Tribute to Katharine Hepburn Brownies

Hrmmm. I have serious doubts about these “Tribute to Katharine Hepburn” brownies being an actual tribute to Katharine Hepburn.
I mean, they don’t look a thing like her! How can you compare those dull chocolate squares to this dame? Check out her killer cheekbones. They just don’t make ‘em like they used to.

Now HERE’S an example of a brownie that is an actual tribute to Katharine Hepburn:
Okay, so maybe this one doesn’t look a thing like her either. But it’s the thought that counts, right?

And let me tell you, this lady deserves all the tributes she can get, because this is a fabulous brownie recipe. Almost too fabulous! After half a brownie, my stomach was waving a white flag. These are some deep, rich, chocolatey, fudgy beasts.
I omitted the coffee, but made the rest of the recipe as written. I used Valrhona cocoa and added the optional cinnamon–love the combination of chocolate and cinnamon! In addition to the chopped bittersweet chocolate folded in, the hubs requested walnuts in his brownies, so these had a good amount of crunch that tried–and partially succeeded–in cutting the richness of the gooey brownies.

This recipe is a keeper (sans awkwardly piped Katharine portrait). I imagine these would be amazing as part of a brownie sundae, with some mint chip ice cream on top. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to sculpt a Beethoven bust out of lemon bars.

23 Responses to TWD: Tribute to Katharine Hepburn Brownies
  1. Teanna says:

    Katharine would be proud! Your brownies are as gorgeous as she was!

  2. Maria says:

    I love love love your Katherine brownie! Nice job!

  3. Leslie says:

    Those brownies look absolutely amazing! I also used Valrhona cocoa and I loved the flavor.

  4. Marthe says:

    Lovely Katharine Hepburn shaped brownie! I loved these: they tasted good and were easy to make without lots of dishes to wash!!

  5. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] says:

    I love that cut-out of her! Lol! The brownies look great, wish I had one right nowW

  6. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] says:

    I love that cut-out of her! Lol! The brownies look great, wish I had one right nowW

  7. Clivia says:

    Aw. What a beautiful portrait in brownie!
    Glad you enjoyed.

  8. isabelle says:

    Love your Katharine Hepburn brownie! I love them, they are addictive!

  9. Megan says:

    Gotta love the portrait.

    I cracked up about waving the white flag – although it didn't stop me from eating it all!

  10. pinkstripes says:

    OMG. I just took a sip of water reading your post and when I got to your tribute brownie I almost spit it out. Too funny!

  11. Jodie says:

    Lol- love the KH brownie. Very flattering (cough, cough). These were chocolatey beasts, you're right!

  12. bakingwiththeboys says:

    That portrait is too much! IF I tried that, she would come back from the grave and give me a verbal smackdown. I am impressed.

  13. Kim says:

    Your portrait made me laugh out loud in my office. Too funny. I'm sure she would be honored.

  14. Mary says:

    You win best post of the week award…I LOVED that portrait of KH on a brownie!

  15. Rebecca says:

    I can't believe you piped the portrait! Awesome.

    I had skipped these – too many brownie recipes lately – but I guess I'll have to do a "rewind."

  16. jillbert says:

    Great brownie portrait! A brownie sundae with mint chip ice cream sounds delicious.

  17. vibi says:

    That's pretty cool… the Hepburn portrait in brownie! Nice.

    …and still can't get over that beautiful velvet cake under…


  18. Indigo says:

    The tribute brownie made me laugh out loud – my new life ambition is to have my portrait done in brownie-form, haha. Genius!

  19. Katrina says:

    I tried to stop by yesterday, and my internet shut down. Anyway–awesome brownies. Love your KH tribute brownie!
    I LOVED these. Now my favorite go-to brownie. So easy and delicious. (I made them four times last week-with four different add-ins.) They were perfect everytime. Yours look just fabulous–my favorite-with nuts!

  20. TeaLady says:

    Looks just fine to me. If I had done it, it would look more like Spencer Tracey.

    Brownies look reeeeeeeally good.

  21. lasinthekitchen says:

    Your brownies are killer! (Like her cheekbones!) And they look picture perfect with the walnuts and chocolate bits all mosaic-y looking! Yummy!

  22. Xiaolu says:

    Too funny! They look delish no matter what shape they're in though.

  23. Nancy/n.o.e says:

    This is the best "scroll-down" TWD post ever! You started strong, but then, the portrait is sheer genius. And good gracious, how do you get your brownies to cut so cleanly and smoothly? Glad you loved the brownies; I may have to include walnuts next time.

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