This is the first time I participate in the Daring Bakers challenge, and I really enjoyed it. I love making bread, so I was very happy to see this was a bread baking challenge. I also like the fact that I had to make something I had never baked, eaten or even heard about. Unfortunately, my bread turned out not that great, and I did not have the time to try it again. It was still fun nonetheless.
You can read more about Tiger Bread in Wikipedia but basically it is a kind of bread which is coated with a paste made of rice flour before baking, which then crackles and provides extra crunch. My coating failed to brown prettily, and this led me to leave the bread longer in the oven and eventually it was a little too dry.
The rolls were just beginning to burn when I pulled them out of the oven. When they cooled, I tried one. The inside was perfect but the crust was quite disappointing. I think it is because it dried and burned instead of browning nicely. Maybe it was too watery.
The next step of the challenge was to make a sandwich using the bread. I decided to put some extra effort in this part to make up for the mediocre rolls.
I think the idea of Tiger Bread is very cool, but my version was lacking. I will get it right in time with some experimentation – which will provide opportunities for more sandwich ideas.