This is one of my favorite desserts.  It is very good and very rich.  Best served warm with vanilla ice cream.  If you try it, be sure to let me know what you think of it!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In large bowl, mix the following:

1 cup flour

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa

2 teaspoons baking powder

Mix well.  Blend in 2 tablespoons melted shortening and 1/2 cup milk.  Pour into ungreased brownie size pan.

In separate bowl, mix together:

1 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup cocoa

Evenly spread over top of mix already in brownie pan.

Slowly pour 1 3/4 cups hot water onto the top of mix in brownie pan (it will look a little funny because until it is baked, the water just sits on top of the mixture).

Bake for approximately 45 min.  The top layer will be like a brownie and pudding under that. It is VERY good!  Again, be sure to let me know how you like it!