Friday, November 5, 2010

Uncle Tex' Down by the Bayou Good Time Home Country Kitchen presents Good Time Chilli Brownies

By Tom Hunt

Quickly, name some of my favourite things!

If you said monsters, comics, and cooking (or baking), you will already know why I love this comic/recipe.

The recipe is good (I just made some! My parents demand more), and it's easy enough to follow. The ingredients are all in grams, which I'm in favour of since I now own a scale and just learnt this week that cups differ from country to country (ie. Canada, the USA, the UK, Japan, and probalby other places all have different definitions of what a cup is. Canada's is best btw).

The comic part isn't very long, but it features a tiny cowboy and his dog (or possibly a normal sized cowboy and his giant dog) wondering how to make their brownie recipe more amazing. Suddenly Xipe Totec shows up and aw yeah, I love Aztec gods. Hunt's version of Totec is pretty awesome.

Though in general I really enjoy Aztec gods as they look awesome and are incredibly insane. Just read this guy's wikipedia entry: "Xipe Totec is represented wearing a flayed human skin, usually with the flayed skin of the hands falling loose from the wrists. [...] It is likely that sculptures of Xipe Totec were ritually dressed in the flayed skin of sacrificial victims." Holy fucking shit. This guy was a god of agriculture (amongst other things). I want an entire comic about him.

Some of the text on the inside is a bit hard to read, but you can read all the instructions and ingredients. My only big "complaint" is that they're not vegan, but I'm sure I can figure out a way to fix that.

Hunt also draws a pretty good robot, though I can't find it online. Apparently he has more of these recipes planned, I just hope they're all as good as this one.

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