These are the crunchiest rolls I’ve ever eaten! Dutch Tiger Bread (tijgerbolletjes) is made from scratch with a little whole wheat flour and a topping that creates an amazing, super-crunchy crust.
Today the #BreadBakers are sharing our favorite “International” bread recipes. We were asked to choose a country, any country – preferably not our own – and bake a typical bread from that nation. Since my husband is Dutch, and I know how much the Dutch love bread, I decided to go to Holland to find a great bread recipe, and this is a GREAT bread recipe!
To tell you the truth I’d never eaten Dutch Tiger Bread before I made this recipe. As I was looking through Dutch cookbooks and websites for typical Dutch breads, I kept coming across recipes for Dutch Crunch Bread or Tiger Bread (Tijgerbrood in Dutch).
Since I don’t remember having this kind of bread in Holland, I asked the hubby if this is really a Dutch recipe (and not Pennsylvania “Dutch”, which is German). Once he assured me that it really is a Dutch recipe, I knew this was the bread I would make for the #BreadBakers event.
All the recipes I came across were very similar; white bread-dough covered with a rice flour paste that crackles in the oven to form the super crunchy crust that gives this bread it’s name.
I made a few changes to the recipe to make it my own. I added a little more salt to enhance the flavor. I also added a bit of whole wheat flour to the recipe. I find that just a little whole grain flour added to a “white” bread gives the bread an interesting background flavor and better crumb texture.
The dough can be formed into a loaf if you prefer sliced bread to rolls. But I wanted maximum crunchiness per bite, so I chose to make rolls. The rolls are the perfect size for a sandwich. If you like a slightly larger sandwich you can portion the dough into 6 instead of 8 pieces.
Because this is a straight dough method, no starter used, it’s surprisingly easy to put together. The rolls are best the day they’re made, but also freeze very well.
Watch this video to see how to make Dutch Tiger Bread:
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Thank you Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm for hosting today’s event. Check out these other International breads from the #BreadBakers members:
- Apfelpfannkuchen (Apple Pancake) from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Auvergne Crown from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Bauernbrot from All That’s Left Are The Crumbs
- Onion and Poppy Seed Bialys from Spill the Spices
- Boule from Bread Therapy
- Chilli and Coriander Scones from Sizzling Tastebuds
- Dutch Tiger Bread (Tijgerbolletjes)from Baking Sense
- Epi di Pan – Wheat Wreath from Sara’s Tasty Buds
- Franzbrotchen – German Cinnamon Rolls from Gayathri’s Cook Spot
- German Soft Pretzels (Laugenbrezel) from Hostess At Heart
- German Soft Pretzels from Herbivore Cucina
- Kardemummabullar – Swedish Cardamom Rolls from Ambrosia
- Pita Bread from Sneha’sRecipe
- Pletzel – Onion Poppyseed Flatbread from Cook’s Hideout
- Pretzel Bites from My Cooking Journey
- Savoury Kugelhopf from The Mad Scientist’s Kitchen
- Slovak Bread Rolls (Rozky) from Mayuri’s Jikoni
- Whole Wheat Pita bread from Sonlicious
- Yemeni Kubaneh – Buttery Rolls from Food Lust People Love