May 17, 7 PM EST
Join us Monday, May 17th, 2021 at 7 pm EST (5 pm Mountain Time) when the Rogues welcome four amazing authors: Jeffery Deaver, Hannah Mary McKinnon, Daniel Palmer and Kris Calvin. Our own Lisa Black will act as MC.
Come eat, drink, & ask questions! Authors will share insider stories, writerly tips, and dish the latest on their new books.
Following a brief introduction each of our guests will talk about their work, and then read for about three minutes followed by Q&A.
The first 100 who sign up to be in the virtual room will have the chance to ask questions live. Once registered you will be sent a link to use to log in. Everyone else can catch the event by clicking on Facebook Live, where you can ask questions via comments. The Rogues will be monitoring the chat throughout the evening, so come prepared.
As a special treat, each of our guests has paired a favorite snack with their favorite drink providing a recipe for an enjoyable evening. Drinking will commence at the start of the show!
MARK BITTMAN’S NO KNEAD BREAD
4 cups all-purpose or bread flour, plus more as needed
Scant 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons olive oil (optional)
Cornmeal, semolina, or wheat bran for dusting
1. Combine the flour, yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Add 2 cups water (it should be about 70°F) and stir until blended. You’ll have a shaggy, sticky dough; add a little more water if it seems dry. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rest for about 18 hours at room temperature (a couple of hours less if your kitchen is warmer; a couple more if it’s cool). The dough is ready when its surface is dotted with bubbles.
2. Lightly flour a work surface, transfer the dough to it, and fold it once or twice; it will be soft but not terribly sticky once dusted with flour. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rest for about 15 minutes.
3. Using just enough additional flour to keep the dough from sticking, gently and quickly shape the dough into a ball. Generously coat a cotton (not terry cloth) kitchen towel with cornmeal, semolina, or wheat bran (or use a silicone baking mat); put the dough seam side down on the towel and dust with more flour or cornmeal. Cover with another cotton towel (or plastic wrap) and let rise for about 2 hours. When it’s ready, the dough will be more than doubled in size and won’t spring back readily when poked with your finger.
4. At least a half hour before the dough is ready, heat the oven to 450°F. Put a 3- to 4-quart covered pot (with the cover)— it may be cast iron, enamel, Pyrex, or ceramic — in the oven as it heats. When the dough is ready, carefully remove the pot from the oven and turn the dough over into the pot, seam side up. (Slide your hand under the towel and just turn the dough over into the pot; it’s messy, and it probably won’t fall in artfully, but it will straighten out as it bakes.) Cover with the lid and bake for 30 minutes, then remove the lid and bake for another 20 to 30 minutes, until the loaf is beautifully browned; the bread’s internal temperature should be 200°F or more. (If at any point the dough starts to smell scorched, lower the heat a bit.) Remove the bread with a spatula or tongs and cool on a rack for at least 30 minutes before slicing.
Faster No-Knead Bread
Reduce the initial rise to 8 hours; skip the 15-minute resting period in Step 2 and then shape the dough in Step 3. Proceed immediately to Step 4.
Whole Wheat No-Knead Bread
Substitute whole wheat flour for up to 2 cups of the all-purpose flour.
(Recipe from How to Bake Everything)
GIN AND TONIC
2 ounces gin
4 to 6 ounces tonic water, to taste
Lime wedge, garnish
In a highball glass filled with ice cubes, pour the gin, then top with tonic.
Gently stir to combine, but not so much so that you lose carbonation.
Garnish with a lime wedge. Serve and enjoy.
EILEEN RENDAHL’S SHORTBREAD WALNUT BARS
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter cold and cut into 8 slices
1 cup dark brown sugar packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup walnuts chopped
1 Tablespoon bourbon (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper.
Combine flour, sugar, and salt.
Cut in butter using a pastry cutter, food processor, or standing mixer. The important thing is not to over mix. Mixture should crumbly forming small pea sized clumps of dough.
Press shortbread into pan evenly, and bake for 10-15 minutes or until the edges are beginning to brown. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
While crust is cooling, make the filling. Whisk brown sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth.
Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until smooth.
Stir in chopped walnuts.
Pour into pan and spread evenly. Bake for 25 minutes, until the surface looks dry and the filling has set and risen slightly. Cool completely, then cut into small squares.