Katharine Hepburn's Brownies

From inthekitchenwithkath.com
(Originally published in an article in the August 1975 issue of Ladies’ Home Journal)

Makes 16


1 stick butter, plus more for buttering the pan

2 squares (2 ounces) unsweetened chocolate

1 cup (192 g) sugar

2 eggs

½ teaspoon vanilla

¼ cup (30 g) flour

¼ teaspoon salt

1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


1. Preheat the oven to 325˚.

2. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan.

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

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

5. Add the eggs and vanilla and “beat it all like mad”*.

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

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

8. “Take it out; let it cool; cut into squares and go crazy.”*

* I’m assuming the quotes are from Katharine Hepburn from the original recipe.