Tiger Bread

    1 hour 15 min

    My kids love tiger bread, which I've always bought at the supermarket, but I devised my own tiger bread recipe to make it myself - loads cheaper and tastier!


    Yorkshire, England, UK
    321 people made this

    Serves: 32 

    • 1 (7g) sachet dried active baking yeast
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 525ml warm water (40 - 45 degrees C), divided
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 750g plain flour
    • 'Tiger' paste
    • 3 tablespoons cornflour
    • 150ml milk

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:10min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in 60ml water; let stand for 10 minutes.
    2. Add salt and remaining water to yeast mixture. Stir in 400g of the flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Place dough in an oiled bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
    3. Combine the cornflour and milk and mix until smooth.
    4. Punch dough down; shape into two loaves. Place in two oiled 1kg loaf tins. Cover with the 'tiger paste' (I gently brush it on liberally with a pastry brush). Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
    5. Bake at 180 C / Gas mark 4 for 35 to 40 minutes. You'll see the 'tiger markings' appear on the crust as it bakes. Once bread is done, remove from tins and cool on wire racks.

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    Something else. A couple of key ingredients of tiger bread are sesame oil to be used in the dough mixture, And a paste made of rice flour and water to be painted on the bread mid baking to give that distinctive pattern. Anything else just isnt tiger bread sorry Paul  -  28 May 2010


    It was quite nice but mine weren't like the ones you get in the shops which was what I wanted so I was a bit disappointed but apart from that they were okay!  -  11 Apr 2010


    Well the recipe was easy to follow but the outcome was not so good, first off the paste did not work at all and the outcome was possibly the worst thing ive ever made, even my dog wouldnt eat it so i do not like this recipe.  -  14 Aug 2012