I brought you flours.
Stranger Than Fiction is the movie showing at Food 'n Flix

It's been a while since I participated with Food 'n Flix but this movie had me intrigued. Deb over at Kahakai Kitchen is hosting this month and her movie selection is Stranger Than Fiction. Her announcement post is HERE

I am not a fan of Will Ferrell, not at all, but this is the one movie I think he does an excellent job. It's a very unusual story line.

To describe this movie would ruin it because it’s just so quirky, it defies an explanation without spoiling the plot and ending. All I will say is, Emma Thompson plays an author who writes about a man named Harold Crick (played by Will Ferrell) Mr. Crick is an Internal Revenue Service auditor. Can you think of anything more odious? Crick may well be more than a creation of her imagination.

Maggie Gyllanhaal plays Ana Pascal, a baker who changes Crick’s life. One of my favorite scenes…Harold brings Ana flours.

I Brought You Flours

[Harold gives Ana bags of flour and confesses his love for her.]
Harold Crick: Miss Pascal, I've been odd and I... I know that I've been odd. And... I want you.
Ana Pascal: What?
Harold Crick: There are so many reasons, so many influences in my life that are telling me, at times quite litterally, that I should have come here and bring you these. But... but I'm doing this because I want you.
Ana Pascal: You want me?
Harold Crick: In no uncertain terms.
Ana Pascal: Isn't there some very... clearer and established... rule about... fraternization?
Harold Crick: Auditor/ auditee protocol?
Ana Pascal: Yeah!
Harold Crick: Yeah, but I don't care.

The movie is peculiar and strange yet you want to know what will happen to Harold and Ana and the other characters. There is also a good scene where Ana makes cookies for Harold...but he doesn't want to accept them. "How can anyone not like cookies?!"

Here is what I am bringing to the party.

Cookies and Peach Jam Bars.

The jam bars are modified from a Donna Hay recipe in Classics 2. This is also a linkup for Potluck Theme at I Heart Cooking Club.

Simply tip a stick of softened butter into a food processor. Mix with 1 cup AP flour, a teaspoon baking powder and 1/3 cup sugar. Then add 1 egg yolk. Once it's a nice smooth dough, spread in a pan and top with a favorite jam. I used peach for this one.

And here are the cookies!

Go check out Deb's post and watch Stranger Than Fiction. Even if you aren't a fan of Ferrell, this one is strangely good. Don't forget Potluck at IHCC. See ya later!

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kitchen flavours said...

I have not seen this movie, but I think that he is funny in "Bewitched" with Nicole Kidman! Haha!
Have seen the post at Deb's and sounds like a fun event, connecting movies to food.
These cookies and bars looks great, makes a satisfying treat for tea-time! And for snacking anytime we want!

Deb in Hawaii said...

Will Ferrell really surprises people in this one--I am really glad you enjoyed this quirky film. ;-)

The *flours* scene is one of my favorites too. I love a good cookie and adore jam bars so I would happily munch on both of these treats!

Thanks for joining in Food 'N Flix this month Tina!

Tina said...

KF, I haven't seen Bewitched...hmmm. Hey, you still have time to join in on Food 'n Flix if you want! Thanks for visiting :-)

Deb, good choice for the month's movie, we had fun.

Zosia said...

Your chocolate chip cookies look great but I must admit it's those jam bars that are calling my name! Wonderful choice for potluck.

Michelle Meche said...

I haven't seen this movie, but your description makes me want to. And giving a baker flours. ..well I love a good (and bad!) pun.
The jam bars look great and like they can be whipped up in no time. I have some blackberry jam in my fridge right now...

Debra Eliotseats said...

I have to confess that I love Ferrell's other movies, too (Ricky Bobby), but this one is my new fave. I am always looking for ways to use up jam so thanks for posting a great way!

Cakelaw said...

I liked Will Ferrell in this too, although I am not usually a fan. Great chocolate chip cookies - they look ever so tempting.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Must admit, I'm not big on Will Ferrall either, but I've heard so many people say he's great in this role that I should give it a chance.

I love a good jam bar, and peach ones sound extra good. Love the quick and easy nature of this recipe - definitely a "must try" for me.

Tina said...

Zosia, the jam bars are wonderfully simple to make. Not as easy to resist.

Michelle, blackbery jam sounds very good!

Debra, I liked Ferrell on Saturday Night Live but can't warm up to him in movies.

Cake Law, those cookies didn't last long :-)

Sue, I hope you like them. When is peach season in New Zealand?

TeaLady said...

YUMMY!!!Jam bars!!!

Tina said...

Come get one, TeaLady!

Cheap Ethnic Eatz said...

I have to say I was moved also with the 'I Brought You Flours' moment. Love your cookies and bars.

Tina said...

Thanks, CEE, I had a good time revisiting this movie. All those sweets are now looong gone!

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