The Force of Breakfast

Good Jedis know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Thank goodness my book, The Star Wars Cookbook: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes, has plenty of morning options.

All of the recipes in the book — published in 1998 — are aimed at young people, so they’re simple to make and delicious to eat.

Start the meal with C-3PO Pancakes, so named for the humanoid robot’s round eyes. Pineapple rings add fruit to the breakfast favorite.

Next up, try the Skywalker Smoothies, a simple concoction of frozen fruit, juice and yogurt.

Finally, it’s hard to talk about anything related to Star Wars and food without a nod to Princess Leia’s hairdo. Here is an easy-to-make cinnamon roll recipe that starts with refrigerated pizza dough.

PancakeC-3PO PANCAKES

Makes 8

This recipe is from The Star Wars Cookbook: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes.

5 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 cans (8 ¼ ounces each) pineapple rings

1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons brown sugar

½ teaspoon salt

2 large eggs

1 cup milk

Butter and maple syrup for serving

  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Put the butter in a small saucepan and switch on the heat to low. When the butter has melted, turn off the heat. Let the butter cool slightly (5 minutes).
  3. Meanwhile, open the cans of pineapple. Drain off the juice from the cans into the sink (or save for Skywalker Smoothies).
  4. Put the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Stir with a wooden spoon until well mixed.
  5. Crack the eggs into a medium bowl. Add the milk and 4 tablespoons of the butter. Whisk until well mixed. Add to the flour mixture. Stir just until blended (a few small lumps are fine).
  6. With a pastry brush, lightly brush some of the remaining butter on a griddle or large skillet. Set the skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium.
  7. Fill a 1/3-cup measuring cup with batter. When the skillet is hot, pour in the batter. Cook the pancake until golden underneath and bubbles burst on the top, about 3 minutes.
  8. Place 1 pineapple ring in the center of the pancakes. Using a spatula, carefully flip the pancake. Cook until golden brown on the second side, about 2 minutes longer. Use spatula to transfer the pancake to a baking sheet. Place in the oven to keep warm.
  9. Repeat steps 7 and 8, brushing the skillet with butter as needed. Serve the pancakes warm with butter and maple syrup.

 

SmoothiesSKYWALKER SMOOTHIES

Makes 2 servings

This recipe is based on one from The Star Wars Cookbook: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes.

1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries

1 ripe banana

½ cup pineapple, grape or orange juice

½ cup vanilla yogurt

  1. If you are using fresh strawberries, cut off the stems with a knife. Put the strawberries in a blender.
  2. Peel the banana. Break into pieces. Add to the blender. Then add the juice and yogurt.
  3. Put the lid on the blender. Make sure it fits tightly. Turn on the blender first to low speed, then increase to high. Blend until smooth and frothy, about 1 to 2 minutes. Turn off the blender. With a wooden spoon, check to see that the fruit is thoroughly blended. If not, repeat this step.
  4. Pour into 2 small glasses and serve immediately.

 

 

 



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