Impromptu loaf to test new pan
Pulled the trigger on a new 8x4 Pullman pan after getting comments in this thread. Came in today and decided to try a quick loaf. Threw together a quick recipe with the goal of making a soft sandwich bread.
Decided to start with the dough weight the pan is rated for. I think the bake went really well and am optimistic about the crumb, but not nearly enough dough. :-)
Only thing I need to look at is the oven set up. I had an upper element heat shield in place and the Pullman on a cookie sheet in case of any overflow. I normally have a lower heat shield in place and the racks set low in the oven to keep the heat towards the bottom of the loaf. When I took the loaf out of the pan, the bottom and sides were well browned and the top was still soft with no crust. Need to either move the rack up one notch in the oven or get some more top heat once I remove the lid to help the top of the crust firm up and brown. Other than that, bake went well.
Will make the first slice tomorrow morning.
EDIT: Crumb shot added. Bread is nice and soft. Top crust is almost non-existent though. Will work on oven setup the next time I use the pan.