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What is Tiger Bread?

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frenchfancy Wed 21-Nov-12 16:01:41

I'm not in the UK so maybe I've missed some new trend. I've seen Tiger Bread mentions on several threads recently, but I have no idea what it is. Can anyone enlighten me?

mignonette Wed 21-Nov-12 16:07:00

It is a white Bloomer loaf with a surface mottled with 'Tiger like' stripes. The baker brushes rice paste onto the dough top to produce this darker brown mottled effect.

mignonette Wed 21-Nov-12 16:07:51

frenchfancy Wed 21-Nov-12 17:01:48

So flavour wise it is just bread confused

iklboo Wed 21-Nov-12 17:08:53

I think it's brushed with sesame oil before baking to give a lovely taste.

CPtart Wed 21-Nov-12 17:10:54

Absolutely gorgeous!

mignonette Wed 21-Nov-12 17:12:32

Yes just bread but the stripes do taste lovely and malty.

BunnyLebowski Wed 21-Nov-12 17:13:39

Heroin in bread form.

<emits low carb, Homer Simpson-esque droooooool>

multipoodles Wed 21-Nov-12 20:12:12

It's definitely a malty flavour and when in Tesco I've seen a liquid mix in bakery marked 'tiger topping' so I imagine it's a recipe of some sort.

Teapot13 Sun 25-Nov-12 09:39:04

It's not made with real tigers.

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