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November 21, 2007 12:31 PM   Subscribe

My sister-in-law won't let me contribute to T-giving dinner, but I'm going to make something anyway.

I have sour cream. I have baker's chocolate. I have chocolate chips. I have hazelnuts. I have all the staples (sugar, spice, flour, butter, eggs, whatnot--lots of whatnot) I'm not going back to the store. What can I make?
posted by nax to Food & Drink (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Does the whatnot include heavy cream and/or any nuts?
posted by scody at 12:34 PM on November 21, 2007

(doh, I see that you already said hazelnuts. sorry.)
posted by scody at 12:34 PM on November 21, 2007

Best answer: Sounds like you've got the makings for a good batch of fudge.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 12:36 PM on November 21, 2007

Scones. If I had more time, I'd track a recipe down for you, but try Good luck!
posted by mitzyjalapeno at 12:37 PM on November 21, 2007

Best answer: Chocolate chip scrambled eggs, with a nice bearnaise sauce.
posted by found missing at 12:38 PM on November 21, 2007 [5 favorites]

Are you going to be around for breakfast? You're not far off from this sour cream coffee cake.

I'd fathom that the hazelnuts could swap in for the walnuts, and you can substitute any fruit - dried or otherwise - for the currants.
posted by asuprenant at 12:41 PM on November 21, 2007

Best answer: Ugly but good cookies. Oh, they are so good. I haven't tried this particular recipe, but it looks about right.
posted by Eringatang at 12:49 PM on November 21, 2007 [1 favorite]

Do you have a can of corn? If yes, here is an easy recipe for Thank You Corn Bake

There are lots of easy recipes at this site:
posted by adriana at 12:53 PM on November 21, 2007

Best answer: Toll house cookies with hazelnuts.
posted by Kioki-Silver at 12:56 PM on November 21, 2007

Response by poster: Whatnot includes currants, raisins, many different oils, frozen fruit, almond extract, various liquers (sp?), peppermint extract. Now I wish I had more of everything, because this stuff sounds really good.
posted by nax at 1:08 PM on November 21, 2007

Response by poster: found missing-- I'm making you come over to eat that.
posted by nax at 1:09 PM on November 21, 2007

Best answer: does what not include cocoa and coffee? Cafe latte turtle cake
posted by domino at 1:19 PM on November 21, 2007

Nice bottle of wine.
posted by MiffyCLB at 1:33 PM on November 21, 2007

Fresh bread?
If you have a dutch oven and can start now this
no knead recipe is really easy and good.
I've never needed to leave it uncovered for the extra 15 minutes, so keep a close watch on it.
Here's an article on it if you want more info.
I made it last year and now it's what I always get asked to bring.
posted by BoscosMom at 2:21 PM on November 21, 2007

Sour cream brownies. Ever so subtly better than plain brownies, thanks to the layer of tanginess and fermented-dairy flavors that lurks in the background.

I don't have the recipe I used, and I can't vouch for any of the recipes that you can google up online, but they're not very different from ordinary scratch brownies (except that you wouldn't want to heat the sour cream with the chocolate, obviously) and you wouldn't have too much trouble faking some up even without a recipe.

On reflection, I think the recipe I used was a Betty Crocker mix that somebody had shipped from America, but we didn't have butter or oil or something and so we substituted smetana. I know on one occasion smetana+sugar+water stood in for milk in pancakes or something, so it is the sort of weird cooking I'd do. My memory of the particulars is poor, but I do distinctly remember that the product was delicious.
posted by eritain at 6:37 PM on November 21, 2007

What did you end up making, if anything?
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 5:38 AM on November 22, 2007

Response by poster: What did you end up making, if anything?

This, with homemade nutella. It's in the oven right now. Plus I was doing a little winter clean up in my garden and found 10 gorgeous carrots that I had overlooked. So I'm looking for something with carrots and tomatoes-- some kind of chutney?

Thanks for all the great ideas--I clearly need a recipe blog or site; any favorites here beyond the usual (allrecipes; marthastewart, and those ilk I've already got)
posted by nax at 6:54 AM on November 22, 2007

I love Orangette. Everything I've made from her blog has been fantastic and generally pretty easy. Plus her writing is delicious.
posted by barnone at 8:05 AM on November 22, 2007

Also, Simply Recipes. It's a well edited collection, and includes a vegetarian section and food porn photos.
posted by barnone at 8:08 AM on November 22, 2007

The Hungry Tiger. She doesn't update nearly often enough, but she has wonderful recipes and a nice writing style. Also, Chocolate and Zucchini.
posted by mkim at 6:04 PM on November 22, 2007

I can heartily second Simply Recipes, and I love Serious Eats, and not just because my wife works on the site.
posted by anildash at 3:05 PM on November 23, 2007

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