**UPDATE** This giveaway is now CLOSED! Thank you so much to all who entered! Winners have been notified by email already! The Bakes Bread BIG and BIGGER Giveaway is still open!! Please enter that giveaway on the blog. No email entries please! Than you so much to all who entered!
It’s time for some new book fun! Today the Gluten Free Bread Memories Giveaway begins! Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread is allllll about bringing back the breads you love, the ones you remember, and making them at home for yourself, your family, your friends, your gluten free neighbor or niece or cousin. The best part? Everything from the method (no more weepy, wet mound of gluten free bread dough! long slow, flavor-developing refrigerator rises!) to the taste and smell and look? So much like you remember, you won’t believe you’re not cheating. It’s a Gluten Free Bread Revolution! That’s why this first giveaway (the next one will be announced next Monday, and it’s gonna knock your socks off – pre-order and you can enter to win them all!) is all about a Bread Memory, about the bread you miss the most from your gluten-eating days. On to the prizes!
Take a good look at the photo just above and everything in it (clockwise from top): mixing bowl, half sheet pans, Williams-Sonoma Goldtouch 1 pound loaf pans, a digital calculator (yes! you need it), a glass jar and wooden spoon, a 2-cup liquid measuring cup, and lidded proofing buckets. We’re not done. Scroll please. There’s more.
Again, clockwise from the top in this next photo: a Zyliss paring knife (for slashing bread dough – less scary than a lame), an oven thermometer, an instant-read thermometer (for checking to see if bread is done), measuring spoons, a whisk, a digital kitchen scale (essential!), a metal bench scraper, a flexible plastic bench scraper, a French rolling pin, and unbleached parchment paper. Know who sponsored all of this? No one. Me. Know what’s missing? A signed copy (or unsigned if you’d rather I not deface your pretty book) of Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread! It’s not in the photo … because I don’t have one yet! It’s being printed. *yikes*
I do have an electronic .pdf of the final pass pages of the book. And, since the Look Inside feature is not available just yet on amazon (any day? I hope!), I have my publisher’s blessing to share the Table of Contents with you. That’s to help with the “is [this] recipe in the new book?” question. I had to piece together screen grabs of each page of the Table of Contents in my .pdf, but if you click on the piece of art just above (it’s one .jpg), you can enlarge it on your screen and see it a bit more clearly. As soon as Look Inside is active, I will edit this post to reflect that.
So … how do you enter The Bread Memories Giveaway? Easy! First, pre-order the new book from your preferred source (links below). Pre-orders from way back when? Those count! In fact, orders up through the end of the day EST on November 20, 2013 (when the contest closes) all count. Did you pre-order more than one book? Enter as many times as the number of books you purchased! You don’t have to pre-order to enter into the contest, but I sure hope you will. Please at least indicate that you are considering ordering the new book! Next, either post a photo of your receipt/proof of purchase by clicking on the camera icon in the comment form below or just include your pinky swear promise in the text of a comment that you either pre-ordered or are seriously considering it. Finally, in the text, tell us all a Bread Memory. A Bread Memory is a memory you have about the bread you miss the most from your gluten-eating days. So, it’s really a Gluten Bread Memory, but calling it that might be scary and confusing (for me!). See Step 3 in the “recipe” directions below for a full description.
I will mail one (1) lucky grand prize winner (selected through random.org) everything you see pictured in the first 2 photos above + a signed copy of the new book! Then, I will turn to random.org once more to select three (3) more winners of a signed copy of the new book!
In case you missed any of the directions, they’re detailed again in the “recipe” below. Good luck!!