21 September, 2009

Katharine Hepburn's Brownies

Apparently this is the Hepburn family's brownie recipe. So I thought 'oooh fancy!' and wanted to try it out. It's the simplest and quickest brownie recipe I've tried so far! The results are delicious.


1 stick boodah
2 squares unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tspn vanilla
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tspn salt
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

1. Melt together 1 stick butter and 2 squares unsweetened chocolate and take the saucepan off the heat.
2. Stir in 1 cup sugar, add 2 eggs and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and beat the mixture well.

3. Stir in 1/4 cup all-purpose flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. (In the original recipe, 1 cup chopped walnuts is added here as well.)
4. Bake the brownies in a buttered and floured 8-inch-square pan at 325°F for about 40 minutes.
This was the only bit of mess I made!
If you want to smarten up your act you can put a square of brownie on a plate with a little blob of créme fraîche and a scattering of shaved chocolate.

There aren't any left in our house!

Make this now people!

It's Raining!

It's been a while since I've entered anything on here but I do have good excuses, I promise!

I had been saving for a DSLR since my birthday in June. J-man & I were asked to run video & camera at a local church's production of Godspell which boosted those savings quite nicely! I picked it up back in August and have been figuring it out ever since.

Then there's the reason why it's taken so long to figure it out...my brain is mush! It's mush because all its energy is going to building a person!


I'm almost through the first trimester which is a BLESSING let me tell you! I just about wanted to give up on everything and sleep for England. I just feel so ill all the time. Hopefully in a couple of weeks I'll get that super energy boost that all the prego ladies talk about. I dream about those days!

It's all very exciting!

P.S. The reason I titled this 'Raining' is because it really is raining down here! And has been for the past week. The next week will be rain every day too. Am I back in England for real?