chocolate fudge brownie

Grandma’s Chocky Fudge

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chocolate fudge brownie

Suellen Horsley’s chocolate fudge brownies are legendary — at least in our family.  They will now be legendary in yours.

Suellen says:

These fudge brownies are an old family favourite and this recipe was handed down from my adored Grandma Slattery.

Grandma and Grandad raised seven kids – one of them my mum – and had 23 grandchildren. Family gatherings at Grandma and Grandad’s chook farm were always chaotic and noisy and always featured stacks of good simple food… and a tin of Hardy’s Indigestion Powder, but that’s another story.


125 grams  butter

1 cup brown sugar

½ cup coconut

1 egg

1 cup self-raising flour [I usually use wholemeal]

2 tablespoons cocoa


Cream together butter and sugar

Add  coconut and egg and mix well

Add flour and cocoa and mix well

At this stage the mixture is thick and looks like a cow pat – that’s OK

Spread evenly into lamington tray (about 20x30cm)

Cook in  moderate oven (170-180C) for:

  • 20       minutes – if you like it softer and chewy
  • 22       minutes – if you like it a little drier and firmer

Experiment with it a bit. I cook it for 22 minutes, but it will depend on your oven.

When the chocky fudge comes out of the oven, it is still very soft. Don’t be tempted to return it to the oven — you’ll end up with a brick. Leave it to cool in the tin. It firms as it cools.

Ice with chocolate icing while still warm

Cut into squares to serve

Editor’s note:  Have the riot police on stand-by.


Author: Claire Bell
Claire Bell is the health and wellbeing editor of Midlifexpress. She is the author of Stone Age Secrets for Mind and Body and Comma Magic. Print and ebooks available on Amazon.

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