Breaking Bread - Celebrating the blog's 4th birthday with a delish giveaway!

Ten days ago on June 17th, Deliciously Directionless turned four years old! While I was living it up in Sydney (more about that coming up on the blog soon), I hadn't forgotten about the annual blogiversary giveaway. So here goes...

Update: This giveaway has ended. Congratulations, Pooja Vir on winning a copy of Crumbs! 

Does the thought of baking bread strike fear in your heart? I know it did for me, even though I managed quite well with baking cakes, cookies, and other baked goodies. I baked my first bread three years ago - it was a focaccia and it turned out beautifully. Of course, I had help - I meticulously followed the recipe on My Jhola - a super blog by food blogger & bread-maker extraordinaire Saee Koranne-Khandekar. Read about my bread adventures (and more recipes) here

Saee has of course gone on to greater heights, and has recently released a gem of a book - Crumbs! Bread Stories and Recipes for the Indian Kitchen.
Crumbs! is more than a recipe book. It's really a primer on baking bread especially adapted to Indian conditions - our climate, our kitchens and the way we cook. This is really what sets Saee's books apart from the countless bread-baking books & blogs out there. Not to mention the lucid writing and easy-to-follow instructions. 

There's a bit of history and the science of bread-making, but Crumbs! is mostly about how to work with yeast, different types of flours, a proofing guide for Indian climate and so on. And of course the recipes. From basic loaves to sourdough, from pizzas and croissants to desi naans, ladi pao, and sheermal - you can almost smell the aroma of freshly baked bread in those pages. So if you want to tame the yeast beast, I suggest you get your hands on Crumbs! pronto. 

But first, try your luck at my blogiversary giveaway; I'm sure you've already guessed what's up for grabs. Saee has generously offered a copy of Crumbs! to one lucky winner of this giveaway!

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So get cracking. Participate now & spread the word. Good luck :)

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