Yes, the BA-NA-NA’s Rachel Zoe that we have all come to know and love from her Bravo TV Show. The RZ that sleeps, breathes and dare I say eats, fashion. Don’t worry, Stacy was confused too. But sandwiched between the Piperlime ads and Brian Atwood pumps, she shared this recipe and I have to admit, it’s worth sharing. It’s a super easy, super yummy recipe. Boxed brownies be damned!
Here is the recipe in pictures – exact measurements are at the bottom.
Thanks to Brad, Stacy and Nicole for not only eating the brownies, but enjoying them and posing for me. Luckily there are some left for my intended guests 🙂
RZ’s Beyond Brownies
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2/3 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pkg white chocolate chips (my substitution)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, use a spoon to stir eggs with sugar and vanilla until smooth.
Add softened butter.
Sift ground chocolate with flour, baking powder and salt.
Stir dry mixture into egg mixture until blended and smooth.
Add chips and nuts. (DO NOT OVER STIR!)
Pour and spread evenly into a greased 8″ or 9″ square pan.
Bake for 20-30 minutes—less time for chewy and more time for cake-like brownies.
Makes 16-20 brownies.
Cut into squares when cooled.