Tiger bread recipe

by Barry Lewis


500gStrong white bread flour plus extra to dust and knead

1Easy bake yeast sachet (7g)

1½tsp golden caster sugar 


1tbspButter softened

300mlWarm water

drop of sesame oil for bottom of bowl

Paste (for the topping)

1 heaped tsp marmite

3½gEasy bake yeast

½tbsp caster sugar 

½tbsp sesame oil

75gGround rice

7tbsp lukewarm water (you may want a little extra to make spreadable)

pinch salt

Tiger bread is a personal favourite of ours, delicious easy homemade bread with a slightly tangy top. This really is super simple to bake, we really hope you try it. This was actually sent in for us to try by a subscriber and we were super happy with the results – it also works good in a loaf tin too!

To make the dough combine the dry ingredients into a bowl first of all – the flour, yeast, sugar & salt. Rub the butter into these dry ingredients with clean hands until crumbs are achieved and then add the water stirring with a wooden spoon to bond together. Get the mix out onto a floured surface and knead for a good 10 minutes until smooth. Place into a clean mixing bowl with a little drizzle of oil at the bottom sealed with cling film to prove. Put in a warm place for an hour to double in size.

Meanwhile we make the topping…

That’s easy! Simply get a bowl and combine all of them together stirring to achieve a paste, you want it thick but spreadable so a little extra water may help if you wish here.

Once the dough has doubled in size knock it back (remove cling film and grab it and it’ll flatten) and knead it briefly. Shape into a loaf on a floured baking tray or into your loaf tin, cover with cling film and place in a warm place again for 30 minutes for a second rise.

Pre-heat oven to gas mark 6 or equivalent (see temperature conversion chart) spread the dough in the paste until completely coated then bake for 30-35 minutes until golden on top! You’ll know it is ready when it sounds hollow on the base when taking out, let cool briefly on a wire rack before serving – delicious! Now it’s your turn!