I saw the idea for this bread a few months ago, I really liked the pattern from above and it was a challenge for me if I could do the same in my kitchen. I really enjoyed this. Honestly, I think mine turned out even better. Although the recipe was written under the name Tiger Bread, I think these hinges are suitable for leopard or cheetah, so I renamed it to Leopard bread. The bread is crispy on the outside with a thin crust and airy on the inside like a cotton. Delicious and aromatic, this is the best bread that came out from my kitchen. I made half a dose of the given ingredients, you get a not very small loaf of bread, enough for one lunch.
 Dough ingredients:
  • 500 g of flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 180 ml of warm milk
  • 120 ml of hot water
  • half a cube fresh yeast  (= 20 g)
  • or 1 pack. dry yeast (= 7 g)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
Coating ingredients:
  • 1/4 yeast cube (= 10 g)
  • or again dry yeast (= approximately 4 g)
  • 70 ml of warm water
  • 60 g of rice flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil


1) Mix the flour and salt in a bowl where you'll knead the dough.

2) In another bowl, mix the warm milk with the sugar and yeast. Then add warm water.

3) Mix the liquid ingredients with the melted butter, then add them to the flour. Mix with a mixer with the dough attachments, then knead it by hand and shape into a ball. It shouldn't need more or less flour.

4) Cover with plastic foil and leave for 1 hour to double the volume in a warm place.

5) While the dough is rising, immediately prepare the coating paste, which will also take some time to rise. Mix warm water, sugar and yeast. Then add salt, oil and gradually the rice flour until you get a creamy paste that you cover with plastic wrap and leave it next to the bread dough to rise.

6) Take the dough out of the bowl, transfer it to a floured surface and fold it a few times and form a ball, you don't have to knead it, just gently fold it several times.

7) Transfer to a ovenproof pot (or baking tray with a lid) lined with baking paper and top coat carefully with the paste in several layers. You don't have to spend all the paste.
8) Place the lid on the pot and place it on the middle rack in a cold oven. Turn the oven on the top / bottom heaters to 240 C degrees and bake the bread covered for about 40 minutes.

* You can make rice flour yourself if you have nowhere to buy it. You need a grain grinder or coffee grinder. Use white rice and grind it as finely as possible, then sift through a strainer. For this recipe, I used rice that I ground in a coffee grinder.

** I used a Delimano Coperlux pot with a lid