Star Wars Day 2021: A review of the official cookbooks

Star Wars Day 2021 was another lockdown special, and no options to share the day with family and friends.  However, we were very fortunate that a new Star Wars recipe book (Star Wars: Galactic Baking, from Titan Books) was released a few weeks beforehand, giving us some new tasty options for May the Fourth!  Last year we were introduced to the flavours of Galaxy’s Edge, in The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook, written by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Marc Sumerak, also from Titan Books. 

Over the past two years, I have really enjoyed tying out some of these recipes, and I have to say, the results have been exceptional.  Historically, franchise themed cook-books have left a lot to be desired, never quite working out as planned, including numerous errors in the recipes themselves.  However, this is not the case for the two latest Star Wars books, both of which have clearly been tested meticulously, and the meal pictures pretty much reflect the end result, which is so unusual for so many recipe books. All of the recipes I have tried so far have been delicious, which is ultimately the most important thing! I even use some of these as part of our staple menu options year-round, they’re that good and easy to make. I’d give both books 5 out of 5 stars.

The rest of this post includes a visual exploration of these recipes, as well as some bonus recipes that I discovered on the StarWars.com website.  If you haven’t already, go out and purchase your copies and start planning your menu for Star Wars Day 2022!

Star Wars: Galactic Baking

Mustafar molten lava cakes

Tie Fighter Ice Cream Sandwiches

Trashcompactor Monster Cookies

Sith (or what I like to call, “Mith”) Cookies

Yoda’s Rooftleaf Rolls (eaten with the Rootleaf Stew from Black Spire)

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook

Huttese Slime Pods

Dagobah Slug Slinger

Gormaanda’s Glowblue Noodles & Golden Lichen Tuile

Ronto Wrappers & Chando Peppers

Xizor Salad and Chandian Dressing

Mustafarian lava buns

Starwars.com

Dianoga Pasta / Ahsoka Tano chip ‘n dip / Blue milk macarons / Chewbacca Hot Dogs / Jabbacado on Toast

And finally…

Wookie cookies – these are my own creation, made for my very first Star Wars Xmas party in 2014.  They are made using the Hummingbird Bakery Gingerbread recipe. I made a couple of batches and sent them out to friends and family.

Enjoy, and may the force be with you!

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