Tijgerbrood ~ A Tiger Bread

We have entered the last week of this Mega Marathon and today we post the recipe for the letter 'T'. T for Tijgerbrood.

The Tiger Bread is also known as the Dutch Crunch or Dutch Crust. It has been popular in the streets of Holland/Netherlands since the early 1970s. The mottled look of the bread makes it popular with the kids and adults alike. 

As I have mentioned in my previous post, I have lost quite a few pictures as the SD card of my camera got corrupted. I had another bread  (Tsoureki, a Greek Pumpkin Sweet Bread) all ready and drafted when I realized that I had lost the pictures of this bread. I was so disappointed as this bread was loved by all at home. In fact my family insisted that I re-bake the Greek bread, but I couldn't lay my hands on the pumpkin and so decided to go with another bread. 

I am glad that this bread came out just as well and my little one was excited to see the tiger/giraffe pattern on the rolls.

Tijgerbrood ~ A Tiger Bread

Recipe Source here and here
Ingredients - 

Active Dry Yeast 2 1/2 tsp
Sugar 2 Tbsp
Warm Water 1 cup
Bread Flour / All Purpose Flour 2 cups
Salt 1 tsp
Butter 2 Tbsp
For the Tiger Paste - I felt this quantity of paste is way too much. So scale it down to 1/4th of the quantities mentioned below.
Warm Water 1 cup
Sugar 2 Tbsp
Active Dry Yeast 2 tsp
Rice Flour 1 cup
Sesame Oil 2 Tbsp

Tijgerbrood ~ A Tiger Bread

Method Of Preparation -

To Knead the dough - 
In a bowl of warm water (1 cup), add sugar and yeast. Set aside for 10 minutes for it to froth up.

In the stand mixer bowl, add the flour, salt and butter. Add in the yeast solution and knead until the dough is soft and pliable (about 10 minutes). [I had to add about 2 tablespoons of more water while kneading.]

In a well oiled bowl, cover the dough. Set aside the dough in a warm place to double. [about 1 1/2 hrs]

To prepare the tiger paste - 
In a bowl of warm water, add sugar, salt and yeast. Set aside for a few minutes. Add in the rice flour and sesame oil. make a paste and set aside for 15 minutes.

To Make the Tiger Bread Rolls - 
Make equal portions of the dough and roll into smooth dinner rolls. 

Apply a thick coating of the tiger paste on each of the dinner rolls and arrange them 2 inches apart on a lined baking tray.

Tijgerbrood ~ A Tiger Bread -Prep

Set aside for a second rise for about 15-20 minutes.

Bake in the middle rack in a preheated oven at 350 °F for about 30-32 minutes or until the tops get a golden brown hue.

Remove from the oven and let them cool on the wire rack.

Serve warm with butter/jam.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 75

Preparation Time 20 minutes + Resting time 2 hours + baking time 35 minutes
Makes 8 dinner rolls


  1. Sowmya :) Says:
  2. Tiger bread looks gorgeous. You have pulled it off perfectly even in such a short time. Kudos to you. Bookmarking this. And awaiting the rerun of the Greek pumpkin bread

  3. Namratha Says:
  4. It looks perfect! The first time I made these years ago I was intrigued by the pattern on top, it truly takes it up a notch from other breads. Greek Pumpkin bread sounds super delicious, will wait for that post :)

  5. Srividhya Says:
  6. Lovely pattern... Awesome share. I can totally understand about losing pictures. That's the worse thing to happen for anyone esp food blogger. Sigh.

  7. Priya Suresh Says:
  8. Tiger bread looks absolutely pretty and very attractive. Losing pictures is definitely a nasty thing can happen to us. Kudos to you for coming with an another bread.

  9. Srivalli Says:
  10. What a beautiful bun Harini, so glad that your new choice worked out so perfect!..I love how the bun looks and really tempts me to try my hand at it..

  11. Pavani Says:
  12. This was my first choice for the letter T, but ended up making another one. Your Tiger bread buns look very pretty and very inviting.

  13. Tiger bread seems to be the star of the day. Yours turned out so beautiful.

  14. The patterns in the bread looks so awesome and perfect!!

  15. Same pinch for the alphabet and the rolls look gorgeous. I enjoyed baking this as well.

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