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special loaf pan

qahtan's picture

special loaf pan

I am looking for a special loaf pan, if any one has seen one or has one they would sell me, that would be wonderful.

I have seen one in UK catalogue but it would cost me about $40 plus tax and P/P and I think that would be just a bit too pricy for a loaf pan, as much as I would like to get it. And that I have in the past paid a rediculous price for some of my toys. [probably unless some kind soul can help me on this side of the Atlantic.  Canada;-))))) will go this route in the end}
It's to make a milk loaf that looks like this.
I know doesn't look like much but the bread would look nice baked in it, don't you think.... qahtan

flournwater's picture

Just a thought ...

What would your local air conditioning shop charge you to make one out of stanless steel sheeting?

How about cutting both ends out of a coffee can (or other tall can) and lining that with parchment paper.  Or not cutting out both ends, lining with parchment paper (sides and bottom) and leaving a tall collar with which to remove the finished loaf?

Glass-Weaver's picture

Laurel's Kitchen (the original book) recommends baking bread in 46 oz juice cans.  (I buy baked beans in 28 oz size can, which is a smaller option.)  You can fit a lot of bread in an oven using these cans, standing on end.  I've done it, it works fine!  And the rounds are perfect size for sandwiches.

When they are new and shiny the bread may take an extra 10 minutes to bake.  Once they are broken in and blackened the time will shorten up.  Grease them well and the bread comes out without a hitch.

Terri (Glass-Weaver)

qahtan's picture

Thanks for great ideas, but I want it to have the rings round it......:-))))qahtan

Janknitz's picture

in my recollection.  Check around where they sell bulk food items or restaurant supply. 

inlovewbread's picture

Hi there, I make a similar quick bread baked in juice cans that turns out just like this! The recipe is called "Little Round Breads" as it produces about 9 round loaves with rings just like you have pictured. 

Nobody usually buys juice in the cans anymore but in my grociery store they are on the bottom shelf below the juice sold in plastic jugs. They are taller and wider than like, say the frozen juice cans (which are now plastic or cardboard). Perfect size for this kind of loaf.

Might be worth a try, and it would be a lot less expensive!

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

and a ball-peen hammer?  While you're waiting you could notch or groove wood (or find an old fashioned wash board) and pound out your own.

Or get two Rehrücken pans and hinge them together. 

How good are you on a potter's wheel?  Make one out of clay. cut it the long way and leave the ends open.

I hear those baking glass tube things hit flea markets once in a while... 

Rings, rings, rings...  How about a baking bag wrapped around the loaf with strings ribs tied every inch.   Every 1/2 inch?  What?  Don't like wrinkles?

Isn't there some kind of tong like grabber for cutting the perfect roast?  Could that be clamped around a baking bagged loaf?  Forget that, too short and you would need 2 or 3 of them at the price of $30 a piece. 

Roll a loaf of baking bread back and forth on the stone or baking sheet so that it becomes round.  Some hocky puck size hydraulic lifts placed under the oven feet might make lifting the oven (to create a rocking motion) easier.  Or bake on a small boat in rough water.

Is round bread beautiful?

Let me think about that some more...

Wait...oops... the question was... does it look "nice?"  Not to zap your will and thrill for a new toy, Dear Q, but "nice" compared to what?  It does have a controlled look about it if that's what you mean.


OldWoodenSpoon's picture

I found this 4-pan setup from Chicago Metallic through Hubert Bakery Supplies  and while it is the pan you are looking for, times 4, it is pretty costly at $103.00 each.  You can save $6/set if you buy two or more though. :)

I think you better order the one from the UK!  Good luck.  BTW:  the one I found from the UK was 40 Pounds Sterling, not 40 Dollars US...


flournwater's picture

Well, quahtan, there you go.  Just what you were looking for.  Nice to know you can get a nice loaf of bread with rings around it for only a hundred bucks.  Sheesh!

bassopotamus's picture

You get 4 nice loaves of bread with rings around thme

alabubba's picture

How bout giving the guys at King Arther a call and see it they can scrounge some up?

qahtan's picture

For trying to locate  the special bread pan........

 Yes $100 bucks is a bit steep, but I will continue to look. As I hope if any of you happen to see a cheap one you will think of me,,, again my thanks  qahtan

PS, I do have one of the half round pans for saddle of venison cake, but if I had two they wouldn't clip together tight enough to stop the dough oozing out while rising and baking.

  It would be a bit like when I tried to make a pullman loaf before I had the right tin,,,,,, qahtan

flournwater's picture

I was in my favorite cookware outlet this morning and thought I had a solution by clamping two of the half loaf pans together.  What I found was that the "half round" loaf pans aren't exactly half rounds to the cumulative shape of pairing two of these pans produces a somewhat out of round result; not a good thing.  I also agree with your assessment that the dough would leak, regardless of how well clamped the two pieces might be, unless it was so stiff that it is unlikely to make a decent loaf anyhow.

Once in a very great while I find odd shaped baking pans at local thrift stores and second hand outlets.  Not very often, but it's not unheard of.  I'll watch for something fitting the description of your need and on the outside chance that I run across one I'll contact you by PM.

Best of luck ....

althetrainer's picture

Saw it on eBay and it's 15" long.  You can always send seller a question to get the exactly measurements of the pan.

Never mind... I just looked at it again, it's showing the bottom, not the top, looks like a Rehruchen Mold loaf pan.  That won't give you a perfect ribbed loaf.  Sorry.

flournwater's picture

Yep, it shows the bottom.  Tricky way to list one of those babies eh?

qahtan's picture

The milk that goes into a milk loaf makes for extra light and fluffy bread, as well as adding extra calcium, and that's why we remember it being a nursery favourite. Why not have a go at baking this golden-brown loaf yourself with this specially designed sleeve? With a flattened base so it won't roll over, ridges for slicing guidance, and a 'peep hole' that lets you see when the dough has risen, the tin is made from hard-anodised aluminium for a delicious, evenly-cooked loaf.

 qahtan   still looking

flourgirl51's picture

Can you please share the recipe for this milk bread?


Yippee's picture

You may improvise with 2 ribbed cake pans, at least for now:


qahtan's picture

Good idea, but it doesn't work like that/ .-)))) qahtan

cady's picture

You might be looking for a Pyrex Baking Tube.  Do a search and you can find some on the web – I quickly found a few used (ebay).  It is a clear glass tube about 18 inches long.  

Word of caution.  Years ago, when we were much younger we lived on the Hopi reservation where I worked at the Indian Health Service hospital.  Most of the health care providers lived in housing that was provided.  It was St. Patrick’s day and a number of our friends were claiming Irish ancestry and were celebrating as would be expected.  We were not into celebrating that intensely.  However, it was a small community and we wanted to do our part.  

We baked a loaf of bread in our Pyrex Tube (a wedding gift).   We took the freshly baked bread out of the tube and quickly walked down the street to deliver the fresh, hot, green bread to the party folks.  We walked in, waving the bread.  That was our mistake.  We had not noticed that some of the bread had gone just slightly beyond one end.  Without the tube, it had expanded a little more than the rest of the loaf.  Those at the party, (pharmacists, physicians, dentists, lab, nurses) quickly noticed the resemblance to – well lets say anatomically similar.  

There were lots of laughs and I can not tell all that was done with that loaf.  We never used the tube again.  

Good luck

qahtan's picture

 Thanks for the idea, but it isn't what I am looking for, the one I want is metal two pieces that close and lock together to make a tube. it also has rings round it to sort of show cutting spaces....

 thanks any way..... I can well imagine what happened about your loaf,,,,,,;-))) qahtan

flourgirl51's picture

I am sending you a message regarding this.