Santa Fe Brownies come from Maida Heatter’s “Best Dessert Book Ever” and I have to say they are one of the finest brownies I have ever made. The original recipe came from the Plaza Bakery in Santa Fe New Mexico. As far as I can see, they don’t make this anymore.
A few changes were made to the original recipe and we swirl ours while Maida layered hers.
I can’t tell you how many Santa Fe Brownies we sold from the bakery. We could only make 12 pans at a time and that took about 2 hours or more depending upon who was doing them. We used to see if we could beat the best time. We had so many orders when we took on a large grocery chain that we often had to make them twice in a day. I remember one day Demarco Howard, my best baker, told me after completing the second 12 brownies, “Boy you sure know how to make a person quit.” But back he was the following morning for the next 24. Continue reading