Tuesday, July 7, 2009
TWD: Tribute to Katharine Hepburn Brownies (& Snickery Squares)
This week, we have a guest host at Tuesday's with Dorie, Lisa of Surviving Oz. Lisa was the winner of the recent TWD logo contest. You can see her creation, above.
As her prize for winning, she got to pick this week's recipe. Lisa must be a girl after my own heart because she picked Tribute to Katharine Hepburn Brownies.
Apparently Katharine Hepburn once gave a young lady several pieces of advice, one of which was to never add too much flour to her brownies. In the never-ending debate between which are better, fudgey or cakey brownies, I think it's safe to say that Katherine liked her brownies fudgey.
These brownies were definitely fudgey. They were dense and moist and didn't rise to speak of.
I thought they were pretty good. I tend to be on the cakey end of the brownie debate, though, so I was happy to share them with family. My kids apparently don't care and they were happy to chow down. (P.S. I left out the cinnamon and only added a pinch of instant coffee.)
I also recently made Snickery Squares, which were chosen by Erin at Dinner and Dessert before I joined.
These yummy bar cookies had a shortbread type cookie base, a layer of dulce de leche, and a chocolate topping. Caramelized salted peanuts were mixed in with the dulce de leche and sprinkled on top.
These were a hit at our 4th of July get-together this weekend. If I made them again, I think I would try milk chocolate for the topping, since the bittersweet made the chocolate layer a tad overpowering.
Mmmm, don't they look delish?
OK, that's all for now, folks! If you'd like to see the recipes, please get yourself a copy of Dorie Greenspan's book "Baking, From my Home to Yours", or check out Lisa's site for the brownies and Erin's site for the Snickery Squares.