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A long time ago… in 1880, as a matter of fact, a little girl named Bertha Mae was born in Hope, Arkansas. She grew up to create the tastiest brownie recipe and she passed it along to her children. One of those children was my grandmother who passed the recipe to my mother, who passed it down to me.
Now, more than 100 years after Bertha Mae’s birth, we decided to share this recipe with the world and Bertha Mae’s Brownie Co. was born. While we have added yummy treats to the foundation of the recipe, the basics have not changed and Bertha Mae’s original recipe can be tasted in the Original brownies.
A great treat for a gift or some treats at home. We can promise you, these are some of the best brownies you will ever try. Enjoy! 🙂
Some of my best times are spent at the kitchen table with the girls: my Mom, my sister and my daughter. We talk and laugh (often uncontrollably) about family and life and appreciate these times that we share together. We all know they don’t last forever, so we treasure them now.
We all have that one person who makes us smile and long for times past. For my mom that person was my great-grandmother, Bertha Mae, for me it’s my mom. Bertha Mae was my mother’s best friend and cheerleader. Like my mom she was funny, warm, affectionate and elegant; a well-mannered trouble maker whose love was unconditional and addiction to chocolate irrepressible.
She was wise, a great listener and cared deeply about others. My mother recalls her waiting up after returning from a date to hear how things went and to offer advice. Though I wasn’t fortunate enough to know her, I adored her daughter, my Nana. It’s through my Nana, my mom and these brownies that I feel connected to our Bertha Mae. After all, isn’t carrying on our family recipes and traditions how we get to know our history?
My great-grandmother’s beautiful soul is what made her one heck of a baker! She loved spending time with family and friends and knew the kitchen is where memories are made. Being of service to others inspired her, and, like a meticulous artisan, she created recipes that left others wanting more.
Bertha Mae’s Brownie Co. was born out of the desire to pass on the spirit of my great-grandmother who’s been celebrating family, friends and first dates since the 1880's.
Wendy Pomerantz, Great-Granddaughter