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Kick-Ass 2 — Hit Girl Veggie Plate and Breakable Sugar Glass

Kick-Ass 2 — Hit Girl Veggie Plate and Breakable Sugar Glass

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Perfect for your next party: snacks inspired by Kick-Ass 2. We've got a Hit Girl-colored vegetable plate paired with a sheet of breakable sugar glass, just perfect for smashing over the head of a special someone. ;)

Recipe

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Hit Girl Vegetable Plate

Ingredients

  • Purple potatoes (1 kilogram)

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard

  • 1 lemon

  • Almond oil, or a flavourless oil (150 milliliters)

  • 1/8 of a red cabbage

  • 2 beetroots, cooked

  • A handful of fresh parsley, roughly chopped

  • A handful of pine nuts, toasted

  • A chunk of Parmesan, finely grated

Instructions

  1. Slice the potatoes in half lengthways and chuck them into a saucepan of salted water.

  2. Boil the potatoes for 15-20 minutes, until soft all the way through then drain and set aside to dry.

  3. Zest the lemon.

  4. Whisk one of the egg yolks with the mustard, a squeeze of lemon juice, and the lemon zest.

  5. Continue to whisk as you slowly drizzle in the almond oil until it thickens and the mayonnaise turns light and thick.

  6. Slice the cabbage finely and dice the beetroot into small cubes (.5x.5 centimeters).

  7. Toss the warm potatoes with the mayonnaise, cabbage, beetroot, parsley, pine nuts and Parmesan.

  8. Pile the potatoes in the middle of 4 plates and scatter over some extra nuts, Parmesan and parsley.

  9. Serve your purple salad when ready!

Sugar Glass

Ingredients

  • Sugar (395g)

  • Liquid glucose (170g)

  • 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar

  • Water (250 milliliters)

  • A sugar thermometer

Instructions

  1. Line 2 large baking trays with foil.

  2. Chuck the sugar, liquid glucose, cream of tartar and water into a large saucepan over a medium high heat.

  3. Heat the mixture, whilst stirring, until it reaches 300°F (150°C). It will take a while and will reduce a lot.

  4. Pour the molten sugar over the lined baking trays very carefully when it reach 300°F (150°C) and tilt the trays to get a very thin layer of 'glass'.

  5. Set aside at room temperature for a few hours to ensure it sets.

  6. Very carefully peel the foil away from the sugar glass.

  7. Destroy your sugar glass in any way you want avoiding eyes!

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Transcript

- Hello and welcome to Bite Club. Today we're looking at the sequel to Kick Ass. It's Kiss Ass 2. - [Voiceover] Hell yeah! - Kiss Ass was one of my favorite films and definitely my favorite film of 2010 so there's a lot riding on the sequel but also this is my favorite episode because I got to do this. - But more importantly I got to do this. - I didn't agree to that. Our first recipe for Kick Ass 2 is a Hit Girl plate. And everything is purple. It's like a color chart to the film because she's wearing all purple. We've got some purple potatoes, some beet root, some red cabbage. - [Jack] Or purple cabbage as we'll call it. - And we're going to combine that all together with a really lovely lemon mayonnaise. - [Jack] Look at the color in that. - You've ever seen a purple potato? - Not up close. - Get the normal white of the potato. - There you go, there's one. - The purple. - There's a better version. - [Laura] All right. - [Jack] Yeah that is cool. - So once all the potatoes have been cut in half we're going to put them in a pan of boiling water for 15 to 20 minutes. And while they're cooking we're going to get on with the salad. - So for those of you who haven't seen Kick Ass what you're doing with your life? - I've got something to tell you. - Go on. - I've not seen kick ass. - Oh no, oh we can't be friends. - Why? - We need to stop the show for a second so we can go and watch Kick Ass. - I think the thing is I've never been a fan of comics and I don't really like sci-fi. So you know that I like Sex in the Cities and... - Well I would say that it does help to be that sort of fan but there is a romance in it if that's the sort of thing you're into. - I love romance. Is it rom-com? - It kind of is. It's a rom-com with blood and guts and gore and violence and a little girl that kills gangsters but yes there is some romance in there as well. - We chopped up the cabbage really finely and I've diced the beet root. And then so you just add that to the bowl. To make our homemade mayonnaise we're going to zest our lemon into a bowl. To that we're going to add one egg yolk and some Dijon mustard. And we're going to emulsify it until the mayonnaise really thickens up. We're going to have to do this together so this is going to be a little bit of teamwork. - What, me and you? - Me and you. What I want you to do is continually stir while I add the oil and you have to do it really grudgingly because if you add it too fast it'll split and you've got to start again. There you go too excited and pull the whole thing in. Great, now some Parmesan cheese. I know how much you love that grater. Just grate-- - [Jack] How much do we need? - I don't know, just a little bit. I'm going to save half of the parsley to add as a garnish afterwards and then I'm going to chop half. And then we're going to add some pine nuts as well that we've lightly toasted. With all the ingredients now in the bowl all that's left to do is get the potatoes. We're going to give it a toss. Now we're going to add the mayonnaise. Here you go. Would you toss this for me now? - [Jack] Yeah. - While you're mixing I'm going to get some salt and pepper and just season it. - [Jack] This looks great. - And also this is vegetarian 'cause quite a lot of the dishes that we've done are meat based but if anyone is a vegetarian, this is perfect for you. - Is that good? - That's very beautifully plated up. We're just going to garnish now. If Hit Girl changes up with Kolinsky in Kick Ass 2. I'm kind of screwed, right? - No, she won't do that. I've seen the trailer and I know she won't. From the comic, if some of you have read it, I've read it, the story gets a bit crazy, it gets kind of a bit more epic sort of superhero-esc and they literally are spoofing the Avengers in... Are you falling asleep while I'm explaining this? - Are you still talking? - No I guess I'll stop then. - [Laura] This is our final plate! We really chopped the parsley on that beautifully. - You've got hair on your - So have you. - Have I? - Just on your teeth. A really curly one. - Is there really? You are... - [Laura] This is delicious. - Oh that is great. - It's a really great summer dish. Great for a barbecue actually. If you have some people over you could just make a really big bowl and everyone could just help themselves. - Then you kill them because Hit Girl. Look at this, you've got the purple for Hit Girl, and then the green for Kick Ass. He's even in there. Sprinkled a bit of Kick Ass on there. And it does kick ass. Two. Welcome to film corner. Even I'm getting tired of it now. This week we're doing some film facts on one of my favorite films and the sequel to one of my favorite films Kick Ass. Oh no, I'm just standing around. No I'm not! I'm out of breath. Fact number one, the first film Kick Ass is based off the comic book of the same name and wasn't going to be picked up by any studio because they thought it was going to be too violent so Matthew Vaughn got to get all these famous buddies like Brad Pitt and put together the money themselves and funded it all independently. That's passionate filmmaking. Fact number two, Kick Ass was directed by Matthew Vaughn, Kick Ass 2 is being directed by Jeff Wadlow who was hand picked by Matthew Vaughn to do the sequel because he was perfect, apparently. Fact number three, Kick Ass 1 was written by Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman. Jane Goldman is Jonathan Ross' wife. They wrote Kick Ass as a bit of a spoof or a parody or as a homage to superhero films. But they went on to make X-Men. So they went on from a spoof to a real superhero movie. Fact number four, when Hit Girl and Big Daddy are next to a billboard, the billboard is actually of Claudia Schiffer which is the director's wife. And he says is not because I was showing off it's not because I wanted to go hey look at my wife. It kind of was, I think but in reality he says it was because nobody wanted to put their advert there. Just shows you how much people didn't want this movie to be made. Thank God it was. And finally film fact number five. Christopher Mintz-Plasse originally auditioned for the role of Kick Ass but ended up getting the villain's role which is pretty good because he does it pretty well. Martin Miller who did the comics seems to think so and has compared him to the Joker. Because these films have so much violence and action in them we are going to make some sugar glass plates and bottles to smash over each other's heads carefully and with adult supervision. This is less of an edible dish and more of just fun with food. Unless you're on the receiving end. Which I probably will be. Took the sugar, liquid glucose cream of tartar, and water into a large saucepan over a medium high heat. Medium high, what's that? Heat the mixture up while stirring until it reaches a temperature of 150 degrees Celsius. It will take awhile and the mixture will reduce a lot. When it reaches 150 degrees Celsius, very carefully pour the molten sugar over the lined baking trays and tilt the trays to get a very thin layer of glass. Set aside at room temperature for a few hours to ensure it sets. - Once it's cold it should look like this. Then all that's left to do is this. - Ow! - If you really are adventurous you can find molds online that make bottles literally like this. - I'm okay. - I'm so sorry. - That's not bad actually. No, let's do another one. Come on, let's go again. - Ready? - Yeah. - Oh, okay alright. I'm still having fun. - This is the final bottle. - Join us next week. We're going to be doing a spiff for Pacific Rim. And try to have fun. Otherwise, what's the point.

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