Preheat oven to 325F. Melt shortening and chocolate over low heat (or in microwave to reduce waste), cool slightly. Blend eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla. Stir in chocolate mixture. Blend well. Pour into 8 inch square greased baking pan. Bake 40 minutes. Spoon jam over hot brownies and top with pecans
Melt chocolate. Add milk. Blend with remaining glaze ingredients.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana