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bnb

Hokkaido milk bread

 I am planning on making this bread soon. The only thing that has me stumped is the loaf pan size. The original recipe yields a pretty big loaf and  calls for a 13x33x12cm pan which converts to 5x12x4 inch loaf pan?? Anybody who's made this bread please let me know if this is correct.

I want to half the recipe, so the right size pan would be 2.5 x 6 x 2 inch pan. The problem is I don't own such a pan and I have never seen such being sold in any store. So what pan should I use to bake?

Original recipe is http://schneiderchen.de/237Hokkaido-Milky-Loaf.html

 

BNB.

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nbicomputers

there is a mistake in your math a very coman one.
when you half a recipe you that requires a loaf pan you DO NOT have to worry about pan hight or how wide the pan is.   just the middle dimantion how long the pan is

so in your case a half a recipe that started with a pan 5 x 12 x 4
will now need a pan 5 X 6 X 4

this is only for loaf pans with other things like cakes the first two have to be adjusted but the hight remains constant

with bread the larger the middle number is means the loaf will not bake as high and because of the lower hight the temp or baking time will need to be adjusted since a loaf that is lower will bake faster     so you could use a pan 5 x 8 x 4 but your loaf will be a little smaller

happy baking

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bnb

nbi,

 thx for the correction. I googled the pan measurements and found nothing that matches. Does anyone know where I can find such a pan? if it comes down to it i will buy the larger pan (5 x 12 x 4) but like I said I have never seen pans with such measurements.

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nbicomputers

this is as close as i could find doing a fast search

http://www.ablekitchen.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=MA-13710

but the total dimantions are 13 x 4 x 4 a little narrow but the inch longer should be enough to make up the diference

they also have an 11 inch

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bwraith

Hi BNB,

This 12" pan on Amazon seems like it might be right for the full recipe.

A half recipe would probably fit in a typical 9x5 pan or maybe the somewhat larger "1.5 pound" pan, depending on all the gotchas about how much the dough rises and the exact inner dimensions of whatever pan you end up getting, and how tight the original recipe was meant to fit in the dimensions of the pan you quoted above and so on.

Bill

 

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bnb

thx Bill & nbi! I can't wait to try this bread!

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Mini Oven

small size. I had two of them myself, I think the dimentions were 5x6x3.5 or 4

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bnb

MO,

 Do you have more information about these pans? I've never heard of them. Googled it and couldn't find anything.

Thx. BNB

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Mini Oven

frustrated.  I know what they look like, left mine in China.  I purchased them in a Metro Store in the Commercial Kitchen Section where all the salad bar pans, bins, trays were stacked and sold.  I thought they were just the right 1/2 loaf I was looking for.  I also checked my photo file and I only photographed the standard size.  These were hanging trays, the kind with the wide edges.  The bottoms are nicely rounded, yet flat.    I will keep looking.

Mini O

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bnb

thx!

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Mini Oven

Called stainless steel steam table trays or inserts:

 

Stainless steel steam table inserts

Stainless steel steam table inserts

HERE is the site. 

Mini O


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bnb

ok, now I get it. I was visualizing an actual loaf pan.

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This Day

Maybe you could look at a dollar store for a foil baking pan. Take a ruler or tape measure along. A foil pan could be cut up or bent to the size you need, and you could set the resulting pan in another baking pan to support it.

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bnb

I was actually thinking along those lines. I was thinking of making a make-shift pan out of foil, but what you suggest would be sturdier. I will see what I can come up.

Thx!