Oh the dangers of being both a food and sci-fi geek! I recently brought the two together in my kitchen.
I found out there was such a thing as the The Star Trek Cookbook and not only that, it was available at my library! In just over a week it was in my geeky hands ready for my kitchen!
The cookbook is supposedly written from Voyager’s Neelix’s perspective so there are numerous references to characters and their favourite recipes of that time period which includes Deep Space 9 but it does try and cover a lot of the Star Trek universe.
“Blood pie is a staple among the Klingons… I learned to make the dish from the Starfleet logs and prepared my own creation specially for B’Elanna.” A much more edible way to eat such a ghastly idea for a recipe! Instead of pie, I turned mine into tarts.
You will need 8 oz of cherry pie filling which turns out to be around 1 cup.
You were supposed to add a pound of cranberries to a food processor but I just used what I had left in the freezer since they are hard to find this time of year. Make sure they are defrosted.
You want them all nicely broken up.
Put the pie filling, cranberries, 1 cup of cranberry juice, 1/2 cup red grape juice and 1/2 cup sugar into a medium sauce pan.
Bring to a boil, turn down the heat and then let simmer for 15 minutes.
Divide into pastry shells. Apply an egg wash to the rim and cover with another shell. Pinch together. Pierce the top with a fork and baked in a preheated 350F oven for 30 minutes or until the crust turns golden.
“Serve red, runny, and piping hot.”
This was a fun concept of a recipe, made for people who don’t know the first thing about baking, but was so store-bought we did not enjoy them a great deal. Tonight I take on Gagh with Yamok sauce, the only food that both Klingons and Cardassians enjoy.
That recipe is also very store-bought so I think I will stop there but I will say, this cookbook is fun and totally hysterical. More of a fun read than recipe suggestions, Star Trek fans will love it.