Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tribute-To-Katherine-Hepburn Brownie Bites


It has been a very busy and hectic week... and the weekend ahead is no exception! My Tuesdays with Dorie post is a little late but completed nonetheless. This week's Tuesdays With Dorie baking challenge was Dorie's Tribute-To-Katharine-Hepburn Brownies, chosen by Lisa of Surviving Oz (who has the recipe within her blog). Lisa actually designed the new logo above for the Tuesdays With Dorie blogging group! It's a perfect logo and a great recipe choice.

These brownies have a nice hint of cinnamon and coffee, which pairs nicely with chocolate. To add a bit of crunch and texture, there are also chopped pecans and bittersweet chocolate swirled in. They're great as is, or Dorie suggests serving them with some whipped cream.

The recipe is made in a 9 x 13 baking pan, however I prefer bite-sized desserts whenever possible (which prevents me from over indulging!) I baked up this delicious brownie batter in a mini muffin tin, which didn't take up too much time at all... allowing me to enjoy them sooner than later. To ensure these brownie bites came out moist, I removed them from the oven while the middles were still slightly undone. As they rested, the residual heat set up the middles perfectly resulting in moist brownies.