Introduction: Katharine Hepburn's Famous Chocolate Brownies

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Gooey fudge-like brownies from scratch using Academy Award winning actress Katharine Hepburn's recipe. I will make the BEST EVER chocolate glaze for them too. They are simple to make and amazing! Worthy of an Oscar.

Things needed for brownies:
8 Tbls. butter

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp. salt

2 eggs

2 oz semi sweet baking chocolate


1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

4 tbls. butter

1/2 cup unsweetned cocoa powder

2 tbls. sour cream

1/2 tsp instant coffee

3/4 cup sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

pinch of salt

Step 1: Melt Butter and Chocolate

In a saucepan add 2 oz semi sweet baking chocolate and 8 tbls butter. Cook on medium low heat stirring until the chocolate and butter have melted and reaches a smooth consistency.

Step 2: Add Sugar

Transfer mixture to a bowl, Whisk in 1 cup sugar. It will be a bit grainy at this stage.

Step 3: Vanilla and Egg

Whisk in 1/2 tsp of vanilla and 2 whole eggs.

Step 4: Add Flour

Whisk in 1/4 cup of flour. You're thinking only a 1/4 cup? Yep, this is what makes them gooey and fudge like!

Step 5: Bake

Pour batter into an 8X8 buttered baking dish. Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 mins.

Step 6: Prepare Glaze

In a measuring cup add 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream. Stir in 2 tbls sour cream, 1 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp instant coffee

Step 7: Melt Butter

In a saucepan melt 4 tbls of butter

Step 8: Add Dry Ingredients

Whisk in 3/4 cup sugar, pinch of salt and 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder. It will be thick and grainy!

Step 9: Add Wet Ingredients

Slowly whisk in the whipping cream mixture. Take it to the stove and cook on low heat for 3-4 minutes. It will not thicken up a lot.

Step 10: Pour on the Glaze

Pour the glaze over the brownies. This recipe makes a bit more glaze than needed. Eat the rest with a spoon. It is amazing! Put them in the refrigerator to firm up the glaze.Then ENJOY!