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How to bake tiger loaf bread

Always wanted to cook your very own Tiger Loaf? Check out this fun and easy recipe.

As you walk past the bread isle in a supermarket you are hit with the smell of tasty tiger loaf, not only do they taste delicious but kids adore the look – because it has tiger stripes!

Like us have you always bought tiger loaf from a supermarket? Why not give this recipe a whirl since it is National Bread Week.

What you need:

  • 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

Let’s get baking:

1) In a large mixing bowl, add 60ml of water and dissolve the packet of yeast and 1 tbs sugar. Leave to stand for around 10 minutes.

2) Add the salt and the remaining water to your yeast mixture. Stir in the 400g of flour (slowly) and beat until smooth. Add enough flower to form a soft dough.

3) Kneed the dough until smooth and elastic (around 6-9 minutes).

4) Place dough in an oiled bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled in size. This usually takes around 1 hour.

5) Combine the cornflour and milk and mix until smooth.

6) Punch the dough down and shape into two loaves. Place the into two oiled 1kg loaf tins. Cover with the tiger paste

(However some say it best to cover in tiger paste when the dough is half way through cook but just before it starts to rise)

and cover the dough and let it rise to double its size again.

7) Put in the over at 180 C / Gas mark 4 for 35 to 40 minutes, and if you haven’t yet put the paste on do so half way through baking just before risen.

8)Once bread is done, remove from tins and place on cool wire racks.

That’s it! something that looks simply tasty always look’s hard to do however as you can see by this easy tiger loaf bread recipe this is just not the case.

Have you ever baked Tiger bread? Are you going to give this recipe a go?

If so send us your pictures and leave us a comment below tell us how you did it.

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