Friday, July 10, 2009

~Sex & The Single Girl ...Week-end

For your viewing pleasure this week-end I give you ..."Sex & The Single Girl".(1964)

Natalie Wood is Helen Gurlie Brown the 'single girl,' a 20 year old doctor who just released a book on sex as a single girl, the catch is... she's still a virgin. Curtis is a sleazy reporter covering a story on Wood and her book. Curtis eventually falls for Wood's character, beneath all the lies he has told her. Cute side-stories with Henry Fonda and Lauren Bacall. Worth a watch just for the chase seen near the end.
As always you can watch the whole movie on here just by following the link to Youtube.

And when you say "Sex & the Single Girl" for me that makes me think of chocolate so...
Juicy Orange "Gurlie Brown" Chocolate Mousse

Makes 6 Servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

* 8 ounce dark or semisweet chocolate, chopped or broken in small pieces
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 1/2 cup orange juice
* 1 tsp fresh grated orange zest
* 1 1/2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
* 3 large egg yolks
* bowl of ice water
* 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped (Tip: very cold cream whips easier!)
* extra whipped cream to garnish, optional

Bring a saucepan with an inch of water in it to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low. Place the chocolate, butter, salt, and a 1/4-cup of the orange juice into a medium mixing bowl, and place over the hot water. When the chocolate and butter are melted, stir to combine, and remove from the heat.

In another heavy-bottomed saucepan, whisk together the orange zest, sugar, egg yolks, and rest of the orange juice. Cook, stirring constantly over low heat for 2-3 minutes until mixture reaches 160 degrees F. (a digital thermometer is recommended).

When ready, whisk the egg mixture into the chocolate mixture. Once combined, place this bowl over the bowl of ice water to cool. Stir occasionally; mixture needs to be cool to the touch.

With a spatula, fold in the whipped cream, and spoon the chocolate mousse into individual glasses or cups. Refrigerate until set; at least 4 hours. May be prepared the night before. Garnish with extra whipped cream if desired.


Anonymous said...

I absolutely adore your Blog,how beautiful and uniquely special!! I love Natalie Wood, she's always been one of my favorite actresses. Thank you for sharing this great movie!!