Product Type: Sainsbury's Snacks
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Sainsbury's Tiger Bread
Member Name: Emmald
Sainsbury's Tiger Bread
Advantages: Absolutely fabulous.
Disadvantages: None at all !
I have been sat here thinking and I have come to a conclusion - what is one of the main things that we as consumers buy ? And I have come up with what I consider to be as logical answer - Food !
Each and every day millions of us flock to the supermarkets and fill up wire baskets and trolleys with edibles. So surely it makes common sense to say that food reviews are extremely important and equally as important as any other review that appears on Dooyoo.
I have read thousands of very entertaining reviews appertaining to food, some of the Dooyoo writers can make fish paste sound positively wonderful and for that I am truly grateful.
Onwards - This afternoon I bought one of those delectable Tiger loaves in Sainsbury's, I have no idea what is in it but the moist and almost oily bread is hard to beat.
Take a look on the internet and you will see lots of posts all asking the same question, what is the magic recipe for Tiger bread, how do they make a simple thing as a loaf of bread taste so delightful.
But it seems that the answer is in the lap of the Gods because no one except the supermarkets themselves seem to be able to create that nutty taste.
I have managed to find a recipe for Tiger bread topping which is on Delia smith's website,
Delia recommends that you smear your dough with a mixture of yeast, sesame oil, sugar and rice flour. When the paste has been cooked it gives the bread that lovely `nutty` taste that to the crust.
Tiger bread is different, fresh Tiger bread is soft and moist and if you accidentally squash it when you pack it the bread seems to unable to bounce back. I love to slice my own Tiger bread, in order to get the best from the loaf I find that it is essential to cut good sized doorsteps and give them a thick buttery coat. The bread always caves in under the pressure of the bread knife and what in fact should be a good sized slice turns into a slightly squashed up apology for a slice but that is half of the attraction.
Warm Tiger bread and tasty cheese is the business, add some pickle and away you go. I do think that the supermarkets should add a label to the bread stating that it needs to be eaten on the same day that you purchase it. A fresh loaf of Tiger bread is hard to equal, try replicating the same taste the next day and it just won't happen. One day old Tiger bread is ( in my opinion ) only fit for the toaster.
If you tap Tiger bread into Google then you will get over 3,000,000 results ! It even seems that Tiger bread is on Facebook, I am now considering asking to be a friend !
But if you scan through some of the `hits` they all say the same thing, the unique taste of tiger bread is all down to the paste that is liberally spread over the crust before baking and the one flavour that stands out above all others is that of the sesame oil.
The golden stripey Tiger crust is worth going three rounds with Joe Calzaghe for and I would feel mortally wounded if anyone dared to steal those coveted crusty end.
All of the major supermarkets have their own version of Tiger bread, I have sampled all of them, I love the Sainsbury's version but I couldn't put it head and shoulders above it's rivals.
I did notice that Tesco have now started to bake Tiger bread rolls, now I thought this was a good idea. Tiger bread rolls would really appeal to those who live alone or those who just eat very little bread.
If you have never tried one of these delicious Tiger bread loaves then it is about time that you did, a normal large bloomer sized loaf will cost you about £1.
Every 100g of Tiger bread contains about 265 calories.
Summary: One wonderful loaf of bread.