Off Topic: Codlo Sous Vide Controller Kickstarter

December 8, 2017 Editor 0

One of the founders of Codlo contacted me last week to tell me about the water bath temperature controller that they’ve designed and are planning to build with the assistance of Kickstarter (the online crowd funding website). I’ve used a variety of methods to control temperature in a water bath for sous vide cooking and one of my favorites is simple: plug in a PID controller equipped with a thermocouple to the wall and plug in a device like a […]

Recipe File: Espresso Brownies

December 8, 2017 Editor 0

Brownies are a controversial subject. By varying the proportions of a few simple ingredients you can get drastically different outcomes. Which style of brownies do you prefer: Cake-like fluffiness or batter-like gooeyness? Take this Espresso Brownie recipe for example; it is a standard recipe that I have enhanced with a shot of espresso. The addition of two fluid ounces of espresso changes the consistency and the depth of flavor. It adds a barely perceptible nuanced layer to the chocolate flavor […]