Thursday, June 3, 2010

~Love in the Afternoon...Week-End

What a week! I have a very sick 17 year cat, work was crazy busy , my foxfire stopped working (losing all my saved websites)& finally my phone died! What is a girl to do? This week-end needs Audrey & something sweet. Forget Calogn, Audrey take me away! So without further ado this week-ends movie is ...

Love in the Afternoon (1957 film)
Beautiful young French cello student Ariane Chavasse, the daughter of private detective Claude Chavasse, is reading his case files and becomes intrigued by American business magnate Frank Flannagan, a playboy frequently trailed by Claude at the request of jealous husbands whose wives Frank is wooing. When Ariane discovers one of the cuckolded men, identified only as Monsieur X, plans to shoot Frank, she decides to warn him without revealing her identity.

Frank is taken with the mysterious girl, who presents herself as a femme fatale, and she in turn begins to fall in love with the considerably older man. Complications ensue when Frank, determined to discover why Ariane will rendezvous with him only in the afternoon, hires her own father to investigate her. When he learns she is far more innocent than he realized, Frank decides to leave Paris without her. At the station, as Ariane runs along the platform beside his departing train, Frank is overcome with emotion and sweeps her up into his arms.

Enjoy with a slice of "Lemon in the Apple Afternoon" Cake

3 eggs
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups peeled apples, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 cup seedless raisins
1 large lemon
2 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups water
4 teaspoons butter or margarine
1.For cake, beat eggs; add sugar, oil and vanilla. In separate bowl, mix flour, soda, cinnamon and salt. Add flour mixture to egg mixture all at once; blend and stir. Add apples, nuts and raisins to mixture; blend well. Pour batter into well-greased 11-in. x 7-in. x 2-in. pan (13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. pan may be used); decrease baking time by 15-20 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees F for 55 minutes, or until cake tests done when wooden pick is inserted in center. For sauce, grate peel from lemon; measure out 1-1/2 teaspoons rind. Squeeze lemon; measure 3 tablespoons juice. Set aside. Beat egg yolks lightly; set aside. In separate bowl, blend sugar, cornstarch and salt. Measure water into saucepan; gradually stir in sugar mixture. Cook, stirring, until mixture boils clear and thickens. Remove from heat. Beat small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks. Return yolk mixture to saucepan; cook and stir about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; add lemon zest, juice and butter. Pour sauce over cake.


Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

I love that first picture!!! She looks so cute!!! And that cake looks absolutely AMAZING! YUM!!!