May 13, 2014


There were none better!
The landmark was the Sunflower grocery store in Maywood Mart located in Jackson, Mississippi!
They had THE BEST bakery in the whole country......at least that's what we believed as children.
We would come home from school and Mother had remembered to always have a treat for us. We spied that little white bakery box all tied up with string. Inside were one dozen perfectly cut fudge brownies! I can still see us sitting at the kitchen table enjoying these delectable fudge brownies and a glass of milk. This recipe pretty much duplicated those perfect brownies!

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, plus 12 tablespoons (3/4 cup)
1 tablespoon flour, plus 3/4 cup, sifted
3 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup chopped pecans, lightly toasted
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

 Fudge Topping
8 T.  unsalted butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
6 tablespoons buttermilk
1 pound confectioners' sugar
1 t. vanilla

 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9” x 13”  baking dish  with 1 tablespoon of the butter. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of flour into the pan to coat the sides and bottom, knocking out any excess. Set aside.

 In the top of a double boiler or in a bowl set over simmering water, combine the remaining 12 tablespoons butter and the chocolate. Cook, stirring, until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add the sugar and whisk until smooth. Add 1/4 cup of the flour and whisk to combine. Alternate adding the remaining flour and eggs, whisking well after each addition. Stir in the toasted nuts and vanilla.

Pour into the prepared pan, shifting the pan to create an even layer. Bake until risen and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

 For the Fudge Topping: While the brownies are in the oven, in a medium saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa powder and buttermilk over medium heat. Cook until the butter melts and mixture just comes together. Remove from the heat and whisk until smooth. Sift the confectioners' sugar into a medium bowl. Add the chocolate mixture and vanilla and whisk until smooth.

Remove the brownies from the oven and, with the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes into the brownies every 1 to 2 inches. Pour the Fudge Topping over the brownies and smooth with a rubber spatula Let cool on a wire rack for at least 1 hour before cutting.



  1. The brownies look so good!! Thank you for the recipe Estelle!

    1. Hi Beth! These brownies will go quickly and put a smile on your sweet face!

  2. Good Morning, I could eat these for breakfast! What I really enjoyed was the part where you shared how they were in a box tied with string! What a pretty image in my head! Plain and simple yet filled with happy memories!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Come share tomorrow if you like! Actually I have been putting it out on Tues night as in the morning I like to take my leisure.....
    Yours, Roxy

    1. Thank you Roxy! I so appreciate the reminder and will be happy to join! Hope you are having a lovely week love!

  3. Classic indeed! These brownies will go so well with the Mango Ice Cream I'll make when my grandson arrives on Thursday. Thank you for the delicious recipe...now come on over and we'll share, XOXO

    1. You are going to love this recipe Susan! And my-oh-my...Mango ice cream.....save me a seat!!!

  4. Is there anyone who doesn't love a good, fudgy Brownie?! YUM!


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