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Loaf pans and recipe adjustments

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LMGold

Loaf pans and recipe adjustments

I have 9x5 loaf pans but many bread recipes I want to try are for pans that are 8.5x4.5. How do I multiply the recipe to work in my pans? I’d buy a smaller pan, but I have very Ltd space. 

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Mini Oven

No depth measurement.   Oh well. 9x5=45.     8.5 x 4.5= 38.25.  

45/38.25= 1.176.  Or 1.18.

So multiply each ingredient weight by 1.18 to increase the dough amount for the first try.  

By the way most smaller loaf pans easily stack inside larger pans so they would take up little extra space, should you also want to buy smaller pans.

 

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LMGold

Thank you so much! I’ve got yeast packets and piping bags/tips inside the minis inside the larger minis all stacked inside the 2 9x5 loaf pans, which is stacked inside an even larger loaf pan my husband used for something. Between all the cake and bread pan sizes, I can’t keep up. Kinda wish there was not so much variety in sizing. My baking cabinet is like a Russian nesting doll. ?

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Mini Oven

she started using them as drawer dividers.  When I figured that out I could find just about any size I needed when baking at Mom's.  I just had to remember where To put them back.  :)