Grandma Pearl's Brownies



This is a super easy recipe, which is great because Brownies go down very well in our house!  It’s from my Grandma Pearl, or GG, which is what my boys called her because she was their great Grandma. As you can see from the recipe this has been passed down to me from my step-mum Trude as she wrote ‘Mom’ on the top.

Grandma Pearl was a brilliant cook, nothing too fussy, but we always felt like we’d had a feast.  She and my grandpa Ralph loved growing vegetables as well and green beans were quite a feature in my pre-teens when Ralph and I would go out and pick them for dinner!

I particularly love this recipe because it’s easy enough for little ones to lend a helping hand as well.  I hope you find it as delicious as we do.

Here’s our much used and loved recipe!


2 tbsp cocoa

45 g shortening

130g sugar

2 well beaten eggs

100g sifted s.r. flour

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

½ cup chopped nuts


Preheat oven to 180°.  Melt the cocoa and shortening together in a bowl over hot water.  Once melted blend in the beaten eggs and sugar.

Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and gradually stir into the chocolate mixture.  Stir in the chopped nuts.  Pour into a brownie tin and bake for approximately 30 minutes, or until flaking on top.  You still want the middle a little gooey!


Wishing you much chocolatey love,

Gemma and the PUREMESS family xxx








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