Friday, October 1, 2010

~Tony Curtis Movies...Week-End

This week we lost the one and only Tony Curtis so in his honor I thought I would re-run 2 past Tony week-end movies. RIP...

"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.


"Paris When It Sizzles".
Hollywood producer Alexander Meyerheimer has hired drunken writer Richard Benson to write his latest movie. Benson has been holed up in a Paris apartment supposedly working on the script for months, but instead has spent the time living it up. Benson now has just two days to the deadline and thus hires a temporary secretary, Gabrielle Simpson, to help him complete it in time.

What sounds yummy with this tasty movie? How about French Vanilla Sizzling Fried Ice Cream :)

2 slices bread, crusts trimmed off
2 2-oz. scoops French Vanilla ice cream
1 cup flour
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
Oil for deep frying

Place scoop of ice cream onto each piece of bread. Fold bread around ice cream, wrap in plastic wrap and form into a ball. Place balls in freezer for two hours and then remove. Combine flour, water, and sugar and whisk until dissolved. Dredge each ice cream ball mixture until thoroughly covered and place into hot oil, turning as necessary for even browning. Remove from deep fryer, cut in half and serve. Garnish with fresh berries, warm honey or chocolate syrup if desired.