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PesachBenSchlomo Jun 13, 2013 09:01 AM

It's raining, I'm bored, a little depressed. What sweet, self-indulgent reward should I bake for myself without having to go shopping for obscure ingredients?

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  1. juliejulez Jun 13, 2013 09:14 AM

    To me, there's nothing better than oatmeal chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven :) This is basically the recipe I've been making since I was 5 years old: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo... I don't do the walnuts though.

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      PesachBenSchlomo Jun 13, 2013 09:53 AM

      I did it! I made the batter. It needs to chill, because I think O-R cookies are better if you start them when they are cold.

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        pine time Jun 13, 2013 11:14 AM

        I like them even better with butterscotch chips instead of chocolate chips. Great combo.

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          tcamp Jun 13, 2013 12:03 PM

          I just came out of a meeting to which the HR VP brought oatmeal butterscotch chip cookies. Yum.

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      bonoeuf Jun 13, 2013 09:15 AM

      Cinnamon rolls!

      If you have cream in the house make black & white cookies.

      Coconut cupcakes

      Chocolate truffle cake like le bête noir from epicurious. For some reason I can't provide the link from my phone.


      Are these doing anything for you. What do you like?

      Whatever you make, share some and you might feel a bit cheered by that.

      Btw, when faced with a day like yours I like to turn on lots of lights, more than needed, so the house feels bathed in bright warmth. Still, sharing your treats will be the best medicine. :)

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        PesachBenSchlomo Jun 13, 2013 09:53 AM

        Black & Whites! Oh, you are clever. Damn, I already started something.

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          bonoeuf Jun 13, 2013 10:35 AM

          You can never go wrong with oatmeal cookies! Enjoy. :)

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            jbsiegel Jun 14, 2013 04:42 AM

            I just made my first batch of black & whites the other day. The came out amazing! Total yum!!

            When I want something really indulgent, it's usually some kind of cheesecake or else a gooey chocolate bread pudding or a trifle.

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              PesachBenSchlomo Jun 14, 2013 06:04 AM

              I have maybe three recipes for B&Ws but haven't tried any of them. And they are my girlfriend's favorite cookie. I had better shape up.

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                bonoeuf Jun 14, 2013 08:18 AM


                This is my favorite recipe. They are wonderful. Get cracking, Romeo!

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                  PesachBenSchlomo Jun 14, 2013 09:17 AM


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            PesachBenSchlomo Jun 13, 2013 09:56 AM

            Way out here in the sticks I can share with ... my dog?

          3. tcamp Jun 13, 2013 09:45 AM

            Brownies, scones, rice pudding? What floats your boat, treatwise?

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              PesachBenSchlomo Jun 13, 2013 09:58 AM

              Mmmm, brownies.

            2. pinehurst Jun 13, 2013 09:52 AM

              If you've got some kind of milk and eggs, you've got custard.

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                PesachBenSchlomo Jun 13, 2013 09:58 AM

                Oh, yeah! I even have some really, really good vanilla beans. Oh, well, I will store that idea away.

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                jujuthomas Jun 13, 2013 09:59 AM

                yesterday I made lemon blueberry cupcakes. mmmm...

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                  Cheese Boy Jun 13, 2013 11:26 AM

                  +1 for these.

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                    ohmyyum Jun 14, 2013 08:36 AM

                    Do you have a link to a recipe that you could share? That sounds like a great combo!

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                      jujuthomas Jun 17, 2013 12:27 PM

                      well.... I didn't use a recipe. I used a boxed mix.

                      <ducks for cover>

                      I did the weight watchers "diet coke cake" thing with a lemon cake mix, a can of diet sprite and about 2 cups of blueberries. they came out REALLY gooey.

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                        ohmyyum Jun 17, 2013 01:04 PM

                        Bahahhaha I love it! That sounds both awful and delicious-- thanks for fessing up!

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                          jujuthomas Jun 18, 2013 06:31 AM


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                    susan1353 Jun 13, 2013 10:56 AM

                    I've been making these Banana Blondies, Melissa Clark's recipe from the New York Times...they're fabulous!


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                      Lorry13 Jun 13, 2013 11:27 AM

                      As long as I have Nutella in the pantry I'll always find something I have all the ingredients for baking a simple treat...adding the Nutella is what makes it self-indulgent instead of simple and boring =)

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                          HillJ Jun 13, 2013 05:51 PM

                          I'd make mandel bread. I use chopped walnuts, both vanilla & almond extract and a heaping tablespoon of wheat germ.

                          and then again homemade butterscotch or chocolate pudding made on the stove is sometimes all I need!

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                            Jerseygirl111 Jun 14, 2013 09:33 PM

                            Ack! My hubby was just saying he can't find mandelbrot in the stores anymore and was hankering for it. Thank you HillJ for posting the recipe link. Perfect surprise for Father's Day!


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                              HillJ Jun 15, 2013 05:53 AM

                              homemade is better anyway, Jerseyg!

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                            Tam38 Jun 13, 2013 07:11 PM

                            Sbrisolona sounds good to me. Nice and crumbly.


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                              THewat Jun 14, 2013 05:37 AM

                              I've never heard of Sbrisolona. I can't wait to try making it!

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                                PesachBenSchlomo Jun 14, 2013 06:02 AM

                                First time I've heard of it too. Isn't Chow great?

                            2. Sra. Swanky Jun 14, 2013 08:39 AM

                              Nothing like a microwave brownie-in-a-mug to cheer you up! It hits the spot - and so easy! Feel better!!


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                                Querencia Jun 14, 2013 07:19 PM

                                In an extreme emergency google "Brownie in a Mug".

                                1. ipsedixit Jun 14, 2013 09:17 PM

                                  Custard or flan

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