If you’ve seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you likely remember the cool effect early in the film where Rey adds the portion powder she’s received to water and it magically turns into bread. While I don’t know how to recreate that exactly, I did try a fun recipe for a sweet version of Rey’s portion bread.
This recipe originally came from StarWars.com, though I also incorporated a couple of changes from this take on the same recipe, such as including coconut oil to make the finished product less dry. Since I don’t use matcha powder on a regular basis, I didn’t include it in my version. If you’ve ever made a microwave cake in a mug, it’s the same idea, and is very quick and easy to make.
Once everything is mixed together in the ramekin, all you need to do is put it in the microwave for 45 seconds. If you have a microwave you can peer into, you can sort of see the bread/cake rise (it about doubles in volume), so it’s a little reminiscent the effect in the film.
Let it cool a little, and then Rey’s portion bread is ready! Easy, right? The finished bread has a light, sweet flavor like vanilla cake. I’m certain that the matcha would give it a different flavor – if you’re a fan of matcha then go for it, but if you don’t care for matcha it will still turn out tasty without it.
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