Happy Week-end everyone. I have always felt like Iris while watching this movie. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do...
The Holiday (2006)
In London, Iris Simpkins write a wedding column in a newspaper and has an unrequited love for her colleague Jasper Bloom. Nearby Christmas, she is informed that Jasper is engaged and will marry another colleague, and her life turns head over heels. In Los Angeles, the movie-trailers maker Amanda Woods has just broken with her unfaithful boyfriend Ethan and wants to forget him. Amanda access a house exchange website, and impulsively swaps her mansion for Iris' cottage in Surrey for the holiday along the next two weeks. While in Surrey, Amanda meets Iris' brother and book editor Graham and they fall in love for each other. Meanwhile Iris meet her next door neighbor, the ninety year old screenplay writer Arthur, who helps her to retrieve her self-esteem, and the film composer Miles, and they fall in love for each other
Holiday Honey Chocolate Surrey Sweet LA Orange Cake
7 large eggs, separated
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
3 tablespoons grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup matzo cake meal
5 tablespoons potato starch
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted pareve margarine
1 1/2 pounds bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
3 tablespoons honey
Nonpoisonous flowers (optional)
Orange peel strips (optional)
Position rack in center of oven and preheat oven to 350°F. Line bottom of 10-inch-diameter springform pan with foil; brush foil with oil. Cut cardboard into 9-inch round. Wrap with foil.
Using electric mixer, beat egg whites and salt in large bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar and beat until stiff glossy peaks form. In another large bowl, beat egg yolks, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, vegetable oil, orange juice concentrate, orange peel and lemon juice until blended. Sift cake meal and potato starch over yolk mixture and beat at low speed just until blended. Gently fold whites into yolk mixture in 2 additions.
Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool cake in pan on rack. DO AHEAD Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and let stand at room temperature.
Melt margarine in heavy large saucepan over low heat. Add chocolate and stir until melted and smooth. Mix in orange juice concentrate and honey. Let cool until thickened but still spreadable, about 2 hours.
Cut around pan sides to loosen cake. Release sides. Cut cake in half horizontally, leaving cake bottom on pan bottom. Place top half of cake, top side down, on foil-wrapped cardboard round. Spread 1 1/3 cups chocolate glaze over. Place bottom half of cake, pan side up, onto glaze. Remove pan bottom; peel off foil. Spread 1 cup chocolate glaze in thin layer over entire cake, anchoring crumbs. Refrigerate cake 30 minutes.
Rewarm remaining chocolate glaze over very low heat until just pourable. Place rack on baking sheet; place cake on rack. Pour glaze over cake, coating entirely and smoothing sides with metal spatula. Chill cake on rack until glaze is firm. Transfer to platter. (Reserve glaze on sheet for another use.) DO AHEAD Can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and chill. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour before servings.
Garnish cake with flowers and orange peel strips if desired.
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Friday, July 16, 2010
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