Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Katharine Hepburn's Brownies and her love for Chocolate

I loved seeing Katharine Hepburn in the movie "On Golden Pond", where she starred alongside Henry Fonda. Incidentally filmed two hours north of Boston. At that time, she was no longer young, being more than 70 years of age. Yet, I noticed that this iconic actress, playing a retired woman, still appeared spry and energetic. And she also did all of her own stunts, including swimming in very cold water without a wet suit like the other actors.

Many wondered what Hepburn’s secret was. How did she keep so fit and slim even at such an advanced age? The masses wondered. One day, to a Good Housekeeping magazine writer, this iconic actress’s secret was revealed. “Do you watch your diet carefully?” asked the writer.

The answer? “What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate . . . a pound a day often.” This actress loved chocolate. Often she could be seen haunting chocolate shops in New York, searching for new delicacies. Hepburn added that she did not have to watch her figure because she didn’t have much of one to watch. She did love exercising, and used that to keep “in shape.”

Perhaps not surprisingly, Hepburn’s brownies are celebrated by many. Made by her own hands, she herself brags that they are “sensational.” And no wonder, because many agree that they are. And Dorie's version of those are no different in her love for chocolate. Today's selection for TWD of Katharine's Brownies comes from Lisa of Surviving Oz. Lisa entered the Logo contest and won. The prize was to choose the next recipe, and being that Lisa isn't a self proclaimed baker......she chose one of the easier ones. You can find her first attempt of making Dorie's version of Hepburn's Brownies Here. And her post is very cute with those happy eggs she has. Or go out and buy Dorie's book 'Baking from my Home to Yours', you'll find the recipe on page 97.

These brownies are moist, chocolaty, and delicious. Dorie did a great job with her interpretation. And I love the small amount of flour used only 1/4 c.

You surely need a tall glass of milk with these!

By the way, Katharine ended up passing at the ripe age of 96,
Do you think her love of chocolate had something to do with that???
I can only hope so....
from one chocoholic to another!

We give these 5 glasses of milk,
for utter goodness!

4 Others Say::

Anonymous said...

I think I better start eating more chocolate! Your brownies look great - they're so tall!

isabelle said...

Your brownies look delicious! Great post and nice pictures especially the one with your child.

Pamela said...

I really enjoyed the post. I wish I could get KH's results by eating about a pound of chocolate a day! Your brownies look wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Wow, your brownies aren't that thin at all and look sooo yummy!
Must have been nice to eat a pound of chocolate a day - wish I could do that!!