Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Daring Baker's Challenge - Dutch Crunch or Tiger Bread




Sara and Erica of Baking JDs were our March 2012 Daring Baker hostesses! Sara & Erica challenged us to make Dutch Crunch bread, a delicious sandwich bread with a unique, crunchy topping. Sara and Erica also challenged us to create a one of a kind sandwich with our bread! Here is a pdf of the recipes given to us this month. I made the soft white rolls.

Bread making scares people....including my seven year - probably had something to do with me telling her yeast were living organisms which made her ask if they bite. lol. Anyways, bread is easy to master..really. Sure you "knead" to follow directions but how hard is that? And the kneading part is kinda relaxing in a weird way.

It takes a couple of hours of your life but the aroma that fills your home makes it worth it and then when you take your first bite and you realize that you made this with your own hands...wow, you will think you are a genious and first class baker!! Try it, you'll like it.


The other part of our challenge was to create a sandwich with our "tiger" bread. I made Montreal smoked beef sandwiches with smoked gouda cheese, cheddar, avocado, horseradish and mayo. They were a hit with the whole family.






13 comments:

  1. I have never heard of anything like this before, but it looks so interesting!!

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  2. I love this bread - growing up in Germany I often went over to the Netherlands and indulged. Nicely done! :)

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  3. Wooooooow! You did an amazing job! The rolls look great!

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  4. Wonderful looking and well done on the challenge :) The sandwich looks delicious too :)

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  5. All of this looks great! Good job. Love your photography...so fresh and crisp.

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  6. Great job! The crust looks stunning! And so does the sandwich! :)

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  7. Ceecee, your photos are STUNNING! I love the contrast between all the colours in the sandwich! And your bread crackled so nicely. Awesome job on this challenge!

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  8. Beautiful pictures and beautiful rolls! I'm glad your whole family enjoyed the sandwiches.

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  9. An interesting name and design of the bread..compliments to the photographer. Fabulous sandwich.

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  10. Beautiful - this bread would really jazz up an ordinary sandwich.

    Pinned!

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  11. Your bread and sandwich look sooo yummy! It makes me want to reach out and take a bite!

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  12. Beautiful bread & great lookind sandwich. I enjoyed learning more about this technique with this month's DB challenge.
    Congrats on making Top 9!

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  13. wow your dutch crunch looks great, mine wasn't this pretty so I decided not to post. I love your sandwich too wish I had one right about now!

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