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Tiger bread/Giraffe bread/Dutch crunch

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The first time I heard about Tiger bread I was dead-set on making it. They look awesome, isn’t it?

Here they are:

Ingredients:

  • 500 g flour
  • 2 Tbs honey
  • 20 g fresh yeast (or 7 g dry yeast)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 2 tsp salt

Combine all the above ingredients to make a smooth dough. Cover and allow to proof, until double the volume, about 1-1/2 hour.

Topping ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup rice flour
  • 3 Tbs dried yeast
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp sesame oil/olive oil
  • 160 ml spring water

Mix all the above.

Shape the dough in 2 loafs or 6 balls.

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Top with a thick layer of topping, allow to proof until double the volume, about 40 minutes.

Bake the bread 30 minutes at 200°C, or until golden brown.

The rice paste crust gives the bread a distinctive flavour. It has a crusty exterior, but is soft inside.

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