I come from a long line of AMAZING cooks!!
Just ask anyone in our family. My mom and Glennie the Great ran a family restaurant when I was a little girl in Wadesboro, NC. I’m not being partial, but ya’ll – we had some of the best home cooked food around!
Chicken Pot Pie
Cream Cheese Pound Cakes
Chicken ‘n Dumplins
Glennie the Great’s Spaghetti (every Wednesday)
Turkey and Dressing
One of my biggest regrets when Glennie the Great died a few years ago was that I didn’t spend more time with her in the kitchen learning all of her secrets. Sure, we found lots of recipe cards and books, but that isn’t the same as learning real time – especially when most of her cooking involved a pinch of this and a pinch of that.
That’s why today’s #funfriday surprise is so special to me. We invited mom over to teach us how to make her secret fudge brownies.
Mom’s fudge brownies are HEAVENLY!!
Here is everything you need.
9×9 stainless steel pan (mom says this is super important)
Betty Crocker Fudge brownie box
Pam cooking spray
Water (per the instructions on the box)
This is the exact box my mom uses for her brownies and she said it is only $1 at Walmart!
She follows the instructions on the back – but there are DEFINITELY a few secrets that are not listed.
Mom instructed the chefs in training, Kayla and Kylie. Brian took detailed notes of everything that happened along the way. I took photos. Brock decided he needed to be included and even brought his own chair to the counter.
He didn’t last very long just watching, so he had his own kitchen tools to play with.
Here we go. Follow these instructions to the T and you’ll have the most scrumptious fudge brownies you’ve ever tasted.
Pre-Heat oven on 350 degrees
Set one rack to the middle
Betty Crocker fudge brownies box $1.00 at Walmart
Follow directions on back of box
Put brownie mix in bowl
1/2 cup oil in bowl
1/4 cup water in bowl
Add 2 eggs
Grab a fork
Do not beat it
Blend by hand softly with a fork until well mixed which is about 50 strokes (THIS IS IMPORTANT! Mom says beating or stirring too much or too hard will result in cake like brownies)
Spray the pan with cooking spray – PAM brand is used by Grammy!!
Pour mix into 9×9 stainless steel pan
Set oven timer for 25 minutes
Once the 25 minutes have ended, turn oven off and let sit in oven for 6-7 minutes
Use plastic knife to cut so it doesn’t stick to the knife
From prep to mouth right under 1 hour
5 minute prep, 30 minutes in the oven total, cool 5 minutes to cut with plastic knife and 15 minutes to cool so you don’t burn your mouth. It might be worth burning your mouth because they are that good!!!
If making multiple batches for a bake sale or event the trick to cool them quickly so you can use the same pan is to place freezer packs on counter and set the brownie pan on top of the freezer packs to cool them quickly.
Thank you, Grammy! We’re so thankful you spent time with us tonight teaching all the secrets to our favorite fudge brownies.
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