Sunday, April 8, 2012

FABBY: Best Chocolate Fudge Brownies, Ever!

I made this brownies with my granddaughters when they were here two weeks ago...they enjoy baking and later eating anything, from cookies, to pizza, cakes and brownies.  I think I enjoy making anything with them more, lol..  This fudge brownie recipe was given to me by my friend Stephanie and they came from some southern, vintage Baking Book she has from her aunt. This Fudge Brownies are the best recipe here they are and so is the recipe.

Hope you all had a lovely and blessed EASTER SUNDAY.  Can't believe another Holiday is past and the year is rapidly going!!  Lots of hugs my friends and thank you in advance for your wonderful visits, they always make me so happy!

I will be at some parties...I love to party! thank you lovely hostesses for having me.

Lots of hugs and have a wonderful week.
 Here are my Fudge Brownies, best ever! I'm using my Spanish country style dishes with coffee, as today, EASTER SUNDAY; I had my first cup of coffee for breakfast this morning, after I gave it up for LENT and that would be for forty days! I'm a real coffee lover!
 I placed my brownies on one of my new mercury glass cake plates.
 If you can see there's like a space next to the higher brownie is caz my g'girls took one each, couldn't wait til I finished taking the shot, lol.. In case you didn't read what I said at the beginning; I made these brownies with my g'girls almost two weeks ago when they were here, visiting us.
 What you see sticking out of the brownies is shredded coconut...optional, though, but it's a great twist, it's my personal touch, we love coconut around here!
 The linen hand embroidered in BLUE tray-mat, was given by my Mil several years ago.
Here is me on some vintage, EASTER SUNDAY, after Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC.. when I was around fifteen, I think.  I had a pretty cream color lace, mini dress under my blue mini coat and straight hair almost to my waste...LOL! My dad took this pic in the late sixties.   We would also go to Radio City Music Hall for the spring Rocket's Show! Great days! Miss my dad, he was so much fun!


1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Cups sugar
1 Cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 (1-ounce) squares bitter chocolate  (unsweetened chocolate)
1/2 Cup butter, or margarine
4 eggs, beaten
3/4 Cup walnuts, or pecans,chopped
1/2 Cup shredded coconut  (optional)

Combine sugar, flour, and salt in a medium mixing bowl,  or (Kitchen Aid bowl): mix well, and set aside.
Melt chocolate and butter on Microwave, or as you know better...maybe for a minute on high. Gradually mix chocolate mixture on flour mixture. Stir eggs, vanilla, and chopped nuts. (shredded coconut, if you like).
   Pour batter on a square, greased and floured pan: 9x9x2-inch pan.
Bake at 325F. for 40-45 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool.
Cut into squares to serve. Yield 16 big in the picture, you can cut them smaller for tea parties, or serve the big squares with ice-cream for dessert.

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  1. Hi Fabby! Those brownies look delish! And look at you - gorgeous then and gorgeous now!
    Happy Easter.
    Shelia :)

  2. Yummy looking brownies, Fabby. Cute vintage picture...those were the good old days!

  3. Brownies, brownies... Is there anything more satisfying than brownies hmm? I think NO.... And those looks mouth watering Fabby...And how darling you are in that picture... totally changed... lovely pic...
    Thanks for your sweet words friend...
    With love

  4. Ma chère Fabby tu me fais saliver en lisant ta recette des brownies et en les admirant sur ce magnifique plateau.
    Les petites assiettes tout près incitent à la dégustation...
    Je suis heureuse que tu aies passé d'excellentes fêtes.
    Il est bon de revoir d'anciennes photos, n'est-ce pas ?...
    Je veux aussi te remercier très fort pour ton adorable commentaire laissé sur mon blog.
    Je te fais de gros gros bisous

  5. The brownies look great Fabby! Love the pretty cake plate too:@)

  6. oh- Fabby- what a wonderful sounding recipe. One I WON'T EAT MYSELF...but will try for my brownie loving family! I am copying it over to my files.

    You do the most amazing settings for your post- I am always inspired to do better when I see what you do!

    Love the picture of you- You were just darling- I was a mini- skirt girl, too-back in the late 60's/early 70's. They guys used to call me "Legs"....I would hate to think what they might call me today!;>)

    Have a wonderful post Easter week- time for me to start packing Easter away today- xo Diana

  7. What a cute photo! :D The brownies look and sound delicious. I have never baked them with coconut, but I will try it!


  8. Yummy looking brownies! Cute photo of you! Hope you had a fabulous Easter!...hugs...Debbie

  9. Aren't you a stylish girl! What a beauty!
    Brownies! I think I'll have 2 please! YUMMY!
    Thanks for bringing this sweet treat to ON THE MENU MONDAY!

  10. These sound WONDERFUL..I love chocolate and love brownies!

  11. Love Hand embroidery. The tablecloth is beautiful.

  12. Great post Fabby. Love the fantastic photo of you in NYC. So cute!! Hugs, Pamela

  13. Please place a link to Blue Monday on your post and return to link in again to Mr. Linky. You can find the code in my sidebar.


  14. Thanks.

    Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Fabby.

  15. The recipe you shared with us for the Brownies looks delicious!! I'd probably love it with coconut in it, too...I am having my two young teen aged grand-girls over one day this week, to visit, and we will have to try out this recipe..they will like to do that!!
    Then we'll be off to see the movie "THE HUNGER GAMES"...i am NOT a fan of such movies, but they have been dying to go, and I love them, we go!! LOL
    The photo of you in NYC back in the 60's with your mini-dress and coat is precious! You look so chic all dressed up for Easter, and pretty, too!!
    Have a sunny, happy week....
    Love and hugs, Francy

  16. Yummy brownies, Fabby!! I love your pic in cute!!

  17. The brownies look delicious and the table is beautiful as always Fabby! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  18. Yum! That sounds like a wonderful recipe. You are so cute in the photo of yourself at 15, so pretty!
    Have a lovely day,

  19. Que guapa, Fabby!!!
    But judging from recent photos, you are as guapa at fifty as you were at fifteen!!!
    The chocolate squares look delicious! And I love chocolate!
    Thanks for sharing it all.


  20. Such fabulous brownies....and legs!

  21. Hi Fabby,
    your fudge brownies look tempting. What a fun to see you as a young girl. You are still a beautiful woman. Thank you for sharing this fabulous recipe.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  22. Hello Fabby,
    Mmmm, your brownies look really good! Your cups and plates look very similar to a set I once had. Cute pic of you in your mini and hat! I had long blonde hair to my waist and wore minis too! I always did like long hair. And I still wear hats!
    Thank you for joining me for tea today and have a wonderful week.


  23. Fabby, I think I gained 5 lbs just looking at your brownies! Sounds like you had a lovely Easter and I bet the coffee tasted very good! Happy Tea Day! :D :D

  24. Fabby, You look like a model! Great photo. Your brownies look delicious too. I admire your inner strength to give up your coffee for Lent! I'm sure it wasn't easy!

  25. Were't you a fashion plate! How cute! Your brownies look wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  26. Hi Fabby,those brownies look so delicious. You certainly were stylish in that photo. You should see some of my old Easter pics...not cute lol.

  27. Fabby,
    I can never get enough chocolate and am always ready to try a new brownie recipe! They look delish!

  28. These look delicious. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays this Easter.

    - The Tablescaper

  29. The brownies look absolutely divine, Fabby!!

    Hope you had a wonderful Easter, my friend :)

    Greetings from Australia♥

  30. Hi Fabby,

    Your brownies look delicious! I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Easter. Happy tea day!

  31. Your brownies look yummy.
    Cute pick from long ago, always fun to see our clothes back then and hairstyle.

  32. Fabby, I enjoyed this post and so glad you linked it up to Your Cozy Home Party. The brownies look great! I love chocolate in any form and brownies are one delicious way to eat it. You look very cute in the picture. Your outfit was very fashionable. Always nice to hear from you.--------------

  33. Yay! I LOVE finding easy recipes in unexpected places!!

  34. Wow, Fabby! You look so pretty and sexy in your minis. No wonder Alejandro fell in love with you, lol. How is he? I hope he feels better. The brownies look so delish, I should make some....Christine

  35. The picture of your is sooooooo cute. You are a doll. Love the brownies, I will definitely make them. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  36. What a sweet post.

    And thank you SO MUCH for the recipe! Good brownies are to-die-for!!!

    Love that beautiful pic of you being Divaesque with your awesome hat going to Mass in NYC when you were young - that is a great pic!

    Happy Tea Tuesday!


  37. Hi Fabby...

    Awww...I can just see and hear you and your granddaughters in the kitchen baking those brownies, dear friend! I know that you had a great time...and these are wonderful and precious memories that you are making with those sweet granddaughters! It sounds like you had a wonderful Easter! You certainly did set a beautiful coffee and dessert table! Mmm...the fudge brownies have left me hungry! Hehe! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

    Well dear friend, I just read your sweet note and came right over! I sooo enjoyed your visit...thanks for coming by! Take care...

    Love ya,

  38. Fabby, You were as beautiful as a young girl as you are now. So much fun...the memories you made with you father.
    The brownies look awesome, I would love the coconut, we love it around here as well.

    Blessings, Ginger

  39. Hi Fabby!

    The brownies look yummy.... but they don't compare to you in that mini dress, coat and Easter bonnet!
    Are you also wearing gloves?

    My mother took me shopping with her pearls, hat and gloves on... it was simply required! My father even wore a hat....

    I always think how times have changed just by looking at the people at the airport. That new TWA show really portrays the fashions at that time very well.

    Thanks for sharing at my party this week!

    xoxo Bunny Jeans
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop

  40. Beautiful BLUES..Yummy brownies:)

    Visiting for Blue Monday-hope you can stop by:)

  41. Fabby - I absolutely loved seeing your photograph. What a beauty!! Also, I cannot wait to try your brownie recipe. Brownies seem to be the favorite dessert of my family. I do not eat coconut, but I think I may surprise my husband with some - he loves it! Glad you had a wonderful Easter.

  42. Look at you , right here in NY! I have never been to Mass at the Cathedral, been there, but not for Mass.
    Brownies sound good!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

  43. The brownies look SO good Fabby! I be the girls love baking with you! And that picture of you from the 60's is absolutely fabulous! What a treasure to cherish! Have a lovely week! Angie xo

  44. The brownies looks SO good Fabby! The girls must love hanging out and baking with you! That picture of you is priceless! How beautiful and what a lovely memory associated with it! Angie xo

  45. Hi Fabby,
    YUMMO recipe and thank you for sharing. Love your table setting and the gorgeous dishes. I too gave up coffee for Lent and had my first come Easter and after 40 days it was to be savored!! LOL
    Great pic of you in NYC at 15 on Easter. What a doll and still are!!
    Glad you enjoyed a beautiful Easter.
    Big hugs, Celestina Marie

  46. What a sweet girl you were! SO pretty in NYC ~ looks like you were having the best time :)

    The brownies looks delicious!

  47. Este es el mundo encantado que reúne a la gente. Ser bienvenidos también!

    Estoy tomando su link, así que voy a hacer un seguimiento de cambios.



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