I just cannot stop making bread of all types, shapes and sizes: it is, unashamedly, something of an addiction! While there are many breads I bake most happily over and over again, I love encountering breads that I have not baked before. So when I was contacted on behalf of Baking Mad to bake one of the bread recipes on their website, I leapt at the chance. I was also over the moon at the very impressive wicker hamper packed with must-have Allinson goodies that arrived.
I chose to make Baking Mad’s Tiger Bread, although their other recipes are very enticing, too, and I thoroughly recommend their herb focaccia.
Tiger bread is a very easy bread to make and it tastes wonderful. It has a great hole structure with a soft, fluffy crumb. The Tiger Bread is particularly great when toasted and (generously!) buttered.
The striped, cracked effect is achieved by spreading a made-in-seconds paste over the shaped and risen dough. The paste hardens in the oven and cracks in a wonderfully random way.
The recipe for Tiger Bread is here.