Rose’s Recipes | Brownies with Cocoa Glaze

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When I looked at this recipe on a tiny piece of folded paper I had no idea it would have such an interesting origin.  It evidently came from a Neilson product as all 4 of the recipes on the sheet call for the use of Neilson Cocoa powder.  Neilson is a dairy brand in Canada so I knew I wasn’t going to get my hands on it in the UK, however after a bit of online research I discovered that, in fact, it’s a discontinued product in Canada as well.  This started me wondering how long had my grandmother kept that little slip of paper for?

While googling Neilson’s cocoa I found this recipe book from 1940 on  While my grandmothers copy of the recipe is certainly not that old it’s fun to imagine the possibility that a version of it is in this book.  I’m really cooking up a blast from the past today.

For all my Canadians reading this, does anyone remember Neilson making Cocoa powder?  Let me know in the comments.


Brownie Recipe Rose's Recipes


Chocolate Brownie Recipe
  • Add brown sugar to beaten eggs and mix well, once combined beat in the melted butter.
  • Sift together the dry ingredients and slowly blend into the wet mixture.
Roses Recipes Chocolate Brownies
  • Add vanilla and walnuts.
  • Bake in a square 9 inch pan at 350˚ for 15-20 minutes.
  • While the brownies bake make the glaze.


  • Combine dry ingredients.
  • Melt the butter in a small sauce pan on a low heat then mix in the water.
  • Pour the sugar and cocoa mixture into the pan and mix until smooth



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