Bake It So: Boonta Eve Podracing Pie

This weekend is the first picard with hatweekend of May, which means it’s time for The Race.  You know the one, where all the best line up at Churchill Dow…I mean, Tatooine…and make the run of a lifetime.  And if it happens to be be time for that other race too–the one with the horses and the hats, well, so much the better.

Having discovered that I have been transplanted into a heathen land that knows no such delectable as this particular pie, I bring to you Boonta Eve Podracing Pie (aka Definitely Not Kentucky Derby Pie).  (Also: there are several versions of this recipe out there, and I’m not entirely sure where ours came from.  So if you see one similar, let me know so I can give credit.)

Yophoto 1u will need:
1 9-inch deep dish pie shell or 2 9-inch regular pie shells
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs
1 stick butter, melted and cooled
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla (optional)
1 tbsp. bourbon (optional)photo 2

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Laying out your pie shells, layer your chocolate chips evenly across the bottom.  (I used two pie shells for this recipe, as this pie is very rich).

In a mixing bowl, beat eggs together with sugar, flour, and melted butter.  Add vanilla and bourbon, if desired, and mix in nuts.

Carefully put your filling in the pie shell on top of the chocolate chips, doing your best not to dislodge the layer of chocolate chips.  I used a soup ladle for this purpose, as it helped me divide it evenly between my two pies, but if you’re using one deep-dish shell, put all of it in.

photo 3Let your pit droid lick the bowl.  (Note: we do not recommend organic beings consume raw eggs.)

If using a deep-dish pie shell, bake pie for 1 hour or until filling is set.  If using regular pie shells, bake for 30-40 minutes or until the filling is set.

This pie is best served warm with some whipped cream and a mint julep or cold out of the fridge with whipped cream and a mint julep.  Depends on your preference.

The best part of this pie is that it is just as customizable as your podracer.  Not a fan of walnuts or pecans?  Use macadamia nuts, and substitute white chocolate chips for semi-sweet.  Not a fan of nuts at all?  Use butterscotch or peanut butter chips in the same place.  Do make sure that if you are using regular sized chips of any sort, chop them down photo 4into smaller pieces, as giant chunks of chocolate, while delicious, aren’t really Der–Podrace Pie.


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Tosche Station Radio #112: Rebel Yell


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William from the Ion Cannon podcast joins us to break down what was learned about Rebels at Celebration!

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The Clone Wars “Bad Batch” Story Reels are Now Online For Your Viewing Pleasure

The-Clone-Wars-Logos-ACWIA13131L-4Attendees at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim had the opportunity to watch unaired story reels from the unfinished “Bad Batch” arc of The Clone Wars and now those who were not fortunate enough to attend that panel can watch it as well. Earlier today the official site posted the story reels, giving us twenty-two and a half minutes of what could have been. You can view the story reels here and you can also watch the panel discussing the arc here. Enjoy!

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Review: Princess Leia #3

Leia and Evaan have found some Alderaanians and are now off to Sullust in search of more, unaware of the traitor in their midst. Princess Leia #3 by Mark Waid and Terry Dodson is out today in comic stores and continues to live up to the high standards of the previous issues. Naboo may not have gone completely according to plan but Sullust… Sullust is really not what Leia expected. The Alderaanian Enclave there is lead by a woman who calls herself Preserver Jora Astane and she is really not a fan of the Princess.

There are some mild spoilers in this review.

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Celebration Anaheim Cosplay Roundup

Conventions are the best places to see amazing cosplay, and Celebration Anaheim was no exception! You could see cosplay everywhere you went, from outside the convention center to the exhibit halls to walking down the street. And since (most of) the cosplay was Star Wars oriented, I actually knew most of the costumes! It was great seeing obscure EU characters right alongside dozens of stormtroopers.

Shoshana spotted Barriss and Luminara.

There were mash-ups galore, including muppet stormtroopers.

muppet troopers

Steampunk Lady Boba Fett.

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Sharp-dressed stormtroopers.


Evil Queen Sith.

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And World War II era Luke Skywalker.

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We saw people dressed as planets, like this duo as a landspeeder flying alongside the twin suns of Tatooine.


Kay from Fangirl Blog put together a secret Rey costume.


The Tosche Station crew got in on the fun, too. Bria dressed as Revan.



And friend of the show/House Organa co-founder Nic joined our Punk Legends photo shoot.

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Rebels characters were everywhere, and the children were especially adorable.

kanan and ezra

sabine and ezraWe saw one of my favorite villains from the Legends universe, Ysanne Isard.


And finally, this older Han and Leia shows that cosplay is for everyone!

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You can see more of my cosplay photos below!



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Go/No-Go: Lords of the Sith


Welcome back to Go/No-Go, Tosche Station’s regular feature where we offer our spoiler-free opinion as to whether or not you should spend your hard-earned money on a book, film, or other entertainment. Today on the launch pad: Star Wars: Lords of the Sith.  It’s a book that features not just a happy road trip by two Sith Lords but also the first LGBT character in the new canon.  But is the book worth your hard earned money?   To mission control for the verdict!

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Review: Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp

Lords of the SithGrowing rebellion on Ryloth prompts Palpatine and Vader to personally travel to the planet to deal with matters. Immediately upon arrival, their Star Destroyer is attacked by Cham Syndulla’s forces. Vader and Palpatine are forced to evacuate and crash land on Ryloth. Seeing this opportunity, Cham engages in a dangerous game to hunt down and kill the two heads of the Empire and finally free his people from Imperial oppression.

Thus is the setup for Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp.

Head below the cut for the spoiler-filled review!

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