Friday, November 13, 2009

~Can't Buy Me Love...Week-End


I give you this weekend the movie that made me first love Patrick Dempsey. Plus as a bonus it was shot here in Tucson!

Can't Buy Me Love (1987)

Ronald Miller is tired of being a nerd, and makes a deal with one of the most popular girls in school to help him break into the "cool" clic. He offers her a thousand dollars to pretend to be his girlfriend for a month. It succeeds, but he soon learns that the price of popularity may be higher than he expected.

Watch with a serving of ....Sexy Hot Chocolate McDreamy Mousse


Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis

Ingredients

* 4 large eggs, separated*
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
* 1/4 cup water
* 4 teaspoons Chili Oil, recipe follows
* 7 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped
* Spicy Whipped Cream, recipe follows

Directions

Whisk the egg yolks, 1/4 cup of sugar, butter, 1/4 cup of water, and chili oil in a large metal bowl to blend. Set the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (do not allow the bottom of the bowl to touch the water); whisk constantly until the mixture is very thick and frothy, about 3 minutes. Add the chocolate and stir until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat.

Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites in another large bowl to soft peaks. Gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar, beating until stiff and glossy peaks form. Remove the chocolate from over the water. Fold 1/3 of the meringue into the warm chocolate mixture to lighten, then fold in the remaining meringue.

Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, at least 3 hours or overnight. Spoon the mousse into 6-ounce bowls. Top with spicy whipped cream and serve.

Chili Oil:

2 cups olive oil

4 teaspoons dried crushed red pepper flakes

Combine the oil and crushed red pepper flakes in a heavy small saucepan. Cook over low heat until a thermometer inserted into the oil registers 180 degrees F, about 5 minutes.

Remove from heat. Cool to room temperature, about 2 hours. Transfer the oil and pepper flakes to a 4-ounce bottle. Seal the lid. Refrigerate up to 1 month.

Yield: 2 cups

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Inactive Prep Time: 2 hours

Spicy Whipped Cream:

1 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup granulated sugar

Cocoa powder

Ground cayenne pepper

With an electric mixer, whip cream gradually adding the sugar until soft peaks form. Top with a dusting of cocoa powder and a pinch of cayenne. Serve immediately.

Yield: 2 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

1 comments:

Natasha said...

Another amazing recipe-can't wait to try that! I haven't seen that movie before either will have to check it out.
Happy weekend, Natasha.