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What is Teddy Bread? Well, it is Tiger Bread… renamed recently in the UK by one supermarket chain as Giraffe Bread. Me, I think it looks more like Bengal Cat Bread, so I am calling mine after my Marbled Bengal, Teddy.

Teddy

I made my basic 500g white flour bread, using 3 tablespoons of sesame oil in place of the usual fat content. I set the bread to rise while I took my camera for a walk. When I came back, it was well-risen. Perhaps too  much so, but it was a good walk and I enjoyed it, so I don’t care.

Well risen dough

Well risen dough

After rising, knocking back and shaping, the bread was coated in a paste mix:

Paste Mix - there seems to be a lot of it

Paste Mix – there seems to be a lot of it

  • 100g rice flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp quick dried yeast
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 150ml warm water
I'm not sure how thickly it is meant to be applied

I’m not sure how thickly it is meant to be applied – and aren’t I a messy worker?

but probably thicker than I did as there was a wasteful amount left

but probably thicker than I did as there was a wasteful amount left

I decided to use my new round ceramic baker dish

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Pristine

and while the bread proved, I had some breakfast – this is my malt loaf baked a few days ago:

Butter malt loaf

Buttered malt loaf

Transferring the bread from its makeshift peel to the dish proved difficult – due entirely, I think, to my messy application of the tiger paste. The dough went in a little lop-sided but the results look OK to me.

Yummy

Yummy

I worried that the paste would make the loaf stick to the unseasoned dish but all was well

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The crust is truly crusty

Close up and personal

Close up and personal

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