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Santa Fe Brownies

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Finished-1-1-of-1-400x231Santa 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