There’s a new bread in town and its name is Dutch Crunch. Apparently a San Francisco thing (I’ve never seen this madness before), it also goes by the name “Tiger Bread.” That’s the winning name right there (get it? winning? like tiger blood? yes I am well aware the Charlie Sheen thing is played out but it still gives me a good chuckle).
Per wiki, it “is made with sesame oil and with a pattern baked into the top made by painting rice paste onto the surface prior to baking. The paste dries and cracks during the baking process, creating a two-colour effect similar to a tiger’s markings, hence the name. The rice paste crust also gives the bread a distinctive flavour. It has a crusty exterior, but is soft inside.” Um… yum.
Oh and an interesting little bit o’ info for you… “Tiger bread originates from the Netherlands, where it is known as tijgerbrood and has been sold at least since the early 1970s but probably originates from the time when the Netherlands had trade with South East Asia.”
Since it’s known by Dutch Crunch to the majority of the population, I guess I should continue referring to it as such.