Thank God TWD has a new logo! Not that there was anything wrong with the previous logo, but the winner of the new logo design contest got to pick the first July recipe, and Lisa of Surviving Oz (Lisa is Jaime's friend) designed the winning logo and chose Dorie's Tribute to Katharine Hepburn Brownies. They are by far the best brownies I've ever had. Great pick, Lisa!
Can I tell you how much I wanted to make these brownies? I made them on the second day of a heat wave that had our high temperature around 100 degrees...and we don't have air conditioning. It's not that unusual to not have A/C in the Bay area. It's pretty unusual that you'd voluntarily turn on your oven when the forecast high is 102 degrees!
But I REALLY wanted to make these. So I did. At the crack of dawn. In my pajamas. With only the under cabinet lights on.
Maybe nobody else will be able to offer you this kind of insight, but these brownies are pretty easy to make in near-darkness. I did make one mistake, but I'm pretty sure it had nothing to do with the hour, the heat or the fact that I was wearing my PJs.
I overzealously scraped the bowl when putting the brownie batter in the pan. After I put the pan in the oven and licked the single drip on the spatula, I realized my mistake, but it was too late.
So make sure you leave just the tiniest amount in the bowl. It's the chef's reward to lick the bowl. I read that in Kate's memoir.
Not really, but I think she'd approve.