When my mother was pregnant with me, she was sure I was going to be a boy. My parents painted my room blue. They decided to name me name Kevin. They came home from the hospital with a girl.
Apparently they had picked out a ‘back up’ name since my birth certificate says Karen. And lucky for me they chose to spell it the most common way. I do have people from time to time who just can’t seem to get it right, trying to start it with a C, or change the E to an A. Or when it’s really loud somewhere, I might get, “Sharon?”, “Kara?”, “Carey?”. But, I really am thankful that I haven’t had to spend my whole life spelling it out. Even if I did have to grow up with a blue bedroom.
I’m sure Katharine Hepburn, who is said to have made some fabulous brownies, had to correct quite a few people in her lifetime. And maybe she made said brownies for the people who got it right. The first recipe in July for Tuesdays with Dorie, chosen by Lisa of Surviving Oz (visit her for the recipe), is based on these famous brownies, the secret being to add only a tiny amount of flour to the batter to make them rich and gooey.
The chocolate flavor of these Tribute to Katharine Hepburn Brownies is intense. I used a dark chocolate cocoa powder, which made them even more intensely chocolaty. I added only one teaspoon of instant coffee instead of two, and chose pecans and semi-sweet chips to add to the batter.
Fork? A must. Chocolate craving? Taken care of.