There’s something undeniably pleasurable about tearing into a soft, hot naan or biting into the light puffiness of a freshly baked brioche, but have you ever thought how wonderful it might be to make them yourself? In Crumbs! Saee Koranne-Khandekar recounts her journey of becoming a bread-maker (initial blunders notwithstanding), and hand-holds the average yeast-fearing, dough-despairing home cook through the deliciously satisfying experience of literally putting bread on their tables.
Bite into this book for
• the complete lowdown on the behaviour of yeast, varieties of Indian flours and their gluten strengths;
• thorough guidance on techniques – from kneading and shaping to proofing and baking;
• step-by-step recipes for making a variety of breads and accompaniments;
• fascinating stories about the history of bread and some of the oldest, most popular bakeries across the country.
Illustrated with stunning photographs, this sumptuous book is a delightful introduction to the art of making bread.