Hellboy is one of my favourite comics of all time, and I’ve been reading a lot of it lately. The series combines pretty much everything I’m interested in… and though there’s no metal directly involved, there is something incredibly and undeniably metal about the idea of a demon battling Nazis, occult forces and ancient mythological figures from around the world. Hellboy himself also kind of embodies the metal ideal of being out of place in the world, sticking your middle finger (or your giant, stone fist!) up to fate, and forging your own path.
Thanks to the short story above, two of the best pages of comics ever written, Hellboy also always puts me in the mood for pancakes. (Click on the picture!)
Luckily we have a simple but incredibly tasty vegan pancake recipe, a bastardized ancient family concoction from Sweden, that makes for a great Saturday morning hangover cure when dripping with Earth Balance and maple syrup…
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
Egg replacer (I like arrowroot powder & water) = 2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
2 cups soy milk
Thin the mixture with about 1/2 to 1 cup of boiling water, so it’s kinda runny. Pour some into an oiled/greased pan, let it cook for a minute or so, then flip over and do the same. Repeat until you have enough to fill you up!
The last time I made a batch of these, I listened to 1349’s Hellfire album, the title appropriate to the extra kick I gave the pancakes by adding a half-teaspoon of cinnamon. I also poured them into a cast-iron mini-pancake pan brought back from Sweden- just to be super, extra metal! We ended up with dozens of the little bastards, stacked high enough to reach up to the depths of space and raise the Ogdru Jahad! Enjoy!
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