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All you book bloggers know that today is the spring Readathon. For those of you who are not book bloggers, the Readathon is a day when readers all around the world commit to spending 24 hours to reading and then blogging and tweeting about it. It's loads of fun and a great community builder.
This is my third Readathon, and I have made these brownies for each one. This is my go-to recipe when it's after dinner and we feel like something sweet. I always have the ingredients, and it takes less than 10 minutes to get these in the oven. I have no source for the recipe, but the friend who gave it to me, called them Katharine Hepburn's brownies! True or not, you won't be disappointed when you need a fast dessert.
Katharine Hepburn's Brownies
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- 2 squares (1 ounce) unsweetened chocolate
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Melt the butter and chocolate.
Beat the eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla in a mixer or with a whisk until very light. Beat in the melted chocolate and butter. Blend in the flour. Stir in the nuts.
Spread batter in the pan and bake 40 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. Cool pan on a rack and cut into 16 squares.
To the best of my knowledge the Hepburn photo is in the public domain.