Tiger Bread Rolls

With all the talk in the media of horse burgers, I decided to test my skills on a more ferocious treat, Tiger Bread Rolls.

This recipe is from ‘bake!’ by Nick Malgieri.

Recipe:

for the dough
475g Bread flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
7g sachet of active dried yeast
315ml warm water
1 tbsp olive oil

for the Tiger paste
7g sachet of active dried yeast
75ml warm water
2 1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 salt
2 tsp olive oil
65g rice flour

Method:

I started by mixing the flour and the salt in a small bowl and set to one side.

Next, in a large bowl, I whisked the yeast into the water until disolved and added the oil. I then folded in the flour with a spatula until there were no dry bits stuck to the bowl.

Once mixed, I covered with a clean tea towel and set aside for 15 minutes for the dough to rest. I then repeated the previous step and covered once more.

NBBO - Tiger Bread Rolls

Once rested, I took the dough out of the mixing bowl with floured hands and placed it on a lightly floured work surface to knead.

NBBO - Tiger Bread Rolls

I stretched, pulled, folded and massaged the dough until it was well battered, then placed it back in a bowl and covered it with a tea towel again. I left it in a warm kitchen for an hour and when I returned, it had doubled in size!

NBBO - Tiger Bread Rolls

I took the risen dough out of the bowl and stretched it lightly on to the worktop before cutting it into 10 fairly equal sized lumps. I arranged them on a baking tray, covered with a tea towel and put the fan assisted oven on to 170c.

For the topping, I whisked the yeast into the warm water, followed by the remaining ingredients one at a time. I then left it covered to one side for 15 minutes.

Once rested, I pasted the topping over the rolls using a pastry brush and allowed them to rise uncovered for a further hour. If you haven’t guessed already, there is a lot of waiting around in this recipe!

NBBO - Tiger Bread Rolls

NBBO - Tiger Bread Rolls

I baked the rolls for 25 minutes until the topping had set, turned a lovely golden colour and began to crack.

NBBO - Tiger Bread Rolls

NBBO - Tiger Bread Rolls

I let the rolls cool on a rack and let my housemates dig in! My friends arrived just as the rolls came out of the oven, perfect timing!

NBBO - Tiger Bread Rolls

NBBO - Tiger Bread Rolls

The ones that didn’t get munched last night were eaten this morning stuffed with bacon, garlic mushrooms and cheesy beans.

AMAZING!

NBBO - Tiger Bread Rolls

NBBO - Tiger Bread Rolls

Overall I think this has been my most successful bake to date. Hopefully a sign of things to come!

9/10

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