Category: brownies

katharine hepburn’s brownies

Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/4 pound unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan.

In a heavy saucepan, melt the chocolate with the butter over low heat, stirring until completely melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar. Add eggs and vanilla extract and "beat it all like mad." Stir in the flour, salt and walnuts and mix well. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes. Take it out; let it cool; cut into squares and go crazy.

Makes 1 dozen.

mary ann mobley’s fudge brownies

Mary Ann Mobley’s Fudge Brownies

This is a favorite recipe of Mary Ann Mobley Collins, Miss Mississippi 1958 and Miss America 1959.

2 cups margarine
4 squares unsweetened chocolate
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
5 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup sifted flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup nuts, coarsely chopped

Melt margarine and chocolate together over hot water. Beat sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract together. Slowly add melted chocolate and beat until well blended. Sift flour and salt together. Mix with nuts and add last. Pour into two 9-inch square greased and floured pans or 1 large pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 35 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out clean.

Fudge Icing
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup milk
Dash of salt
2 squares unsweetened chocolate

Mix together and cook slowly until all is melted. Bring to a boil rapidly 1 to 2 minutes. Beat until creamy and smooth.

luci baines johnson’s brownies

Luci Baines Johnson’s Brownies

3 squares unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup sifted all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 cup chopped pecans

Lightly grease an 8-inch square pan.

Sift salt and flour; set aside.

Melt butter in a pan.

Put sugar into mixing bowl. Pour 3/4 of the melted butter over the sugar and mix in. To remainder of butter add chocolate and melt. Add this mixture to the sugar. Beat in eggs; add nuts. Stir in flour; add vanilla extract. Spread into prepared pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 375 degrees F. Cool for 10 minutes.

Makes 20 squares.