Fellow foodies at Baking Mad website asked me to follow their recipe for Tiger Bread, using Allinson’s flour.   It’s a slightly different recipe for bread that I am used to, but follow it I did.  I have never tried tiger bread before, but seeing the loaves in the supermarket, they always look impressive and I thought complicated.  However, Baking Mad’s recipe recipe has proved me wrong and other than one final quick step for create that final look, it is after all a simple white bread process.

So, if you love a challenge, or enjoy bread making, then I urge you to give it a go.  You can find the recipe below.  What would look better on any family dinner table or producing this at a dinner party?

Tiger bread
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Tiger bread is given its name from the two tone pattern on the bread, similar to that of a tiger. It really looks great on any table, impressive, but only requires one small additional process from baking a normal white loaf.
Servings
14
Prep Time
2.5hrs
Cook Time
35min
Servings
14
Prep Time
2.5hrs
Cook Time
35min
Tiger bread
Tiger bread
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Rating: 0
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Tiger bread is given its name from the two tone pattern on the bread, similar to that of a tiger. It really looks great on any table, impressive, but only requires one small additional process from baking a normal white loaf.
Servings
14
Prep Time
2.5hrs
Cook Time
35min
Servings
14
Prep Time
2.5hrs
Cook Time
35min
Ingredients
Bread
Topping
Servings:
Units:
Instructions
Bread
  1. In a bowl, mix the flour, salt, yeast and sugar. Add the butter and use your fingertips to rub it into the mixture, until you have fine breadcrumbs. Create a well in the middle and add the warm water. Using a cutlery knife, cut through the mixture until it is well combined and looks more like a dough consistency.
  2. Using your hands knead a few times in the bowl until all the dough is gathered into a ball. Lightly flour a clean surface and knead the dough, but stretching it (expands the gluten strands), which will give the dough the airiness and lightness. Stop after 10 minutes. You can tell if your dough has been kneaded enough when you gently press it with your finger, it should spring back quickly. You can of course use a dough hook on your mixer to do this, but don't allow the mixer to 'over work' the dough.
  3. Lightly grease a clean bowl with some oil, create a ball with the dough and leave until it doubles in size (in a warm space), covering with a clean tea towel or cling film. In a warmish room, it should take about 1hr - 1.5hrs to rise. It should look smooth and pillowy when touched.
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  4. When ready, you need to 'knock back' the dough gently, by kneading about half a dozen times only. Now shape the bread into an oval and place on a lightly floured baking tray. Cover with a clean tea towel and leave in a warm place again to double in size for around an hour.
  5. Now is the time to pre-heat your oven to 200C, 180C fan, 400F, Gas 6.
Topping
  1. Whisk all of the ingredient topping together, until it forms a smooth paste. Cover the bread with the paste (along the top and sides), using a palette knife.
  2. Now place the dough in the oven for approx 35 minutes, until it is golden brown and the topping has cracked. You will know the loaf is fully cooked when you tap the bottom of the loaf it should sound hollow.
Recipe Notes

Tip: As soon as you have that hollow sound when you tap the base of the bread, remove from the baking tray and allow to cool on a rack.  This will prevent the base of the bread sweating from the residual heat of the tray and becoming soft.

Based on recipe given to me by Baking Mad to bake and review.

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Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving
Calories 165kcal
Fat
Saturated Fat
Sodium
Carbohydrates
Fibre
Sugars
Protein
2g
1g
237mg
33g
1g
1g
4g
3%
5%
10%
11%
4%
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving
Calories 165kcal
Fat
Saturated Fat
Sodium
Carbohydrates
Fibre
Sugars
Protein
2g
1g
237mg
33g
1g
1g
4g
3%
5%
10%
11%
4%
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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