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Metal Bread Pans- temperature?

inlovewbread's picture

Metal Bread Pans- temperature?

I was recently given two 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" metal bread pans from Sur La Table, made by Chicago Metallic. The directions say to lower the oven temperature to 25 degrees less than what the recipe calls for. Is this necessary? I'm not sure because I usually bake sandwich type loaves in glass 9 x 5's. Obviously metal conducts heat differently than glass, but 25 degrees seems like a big difference, and if it is really necessary I'm surprised that the recipes don't specify glass or metal pans. Does anybody have experience with this?

PaddyL's picture

I've got a recipe for bread baked in glass pans and the temperature called for is 325F, so I automatically bake the bread in metal pans at 350F.

flourgirl51's picture

When you use a black or dark metal pan you are supposed to decrease the temp by 25 degrees. I do this and the breads seem to turn out well. I forgot to reduce the temp once on a cake baked in a dark pan and it was a bit overdone so I always try to remember to reduce the temp.