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How do I know if my loaf tin is a 1 pound loaf tin?

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virgiltracey Sat 02-Jul-11 16:32:28

Making a MN banana loaf receipe which calls for a 1lb loaf tin. Mine is a loaf tin that I make cakes in but I have no idea whether it is a 1lb tin. The mixture comes practically up to the top (about 2cm below) does this seem about right?

virgiltracey Sat 02-Jul-11 16:36:24

Might scoop a bit out and put in some muffin cases

bigTillyMint Sat 02-Jul-11 16:38:29

Seems a bit full compared to mine, but I don't know if mine is a 1 pound loaf tin blush - looks like it is the standard size so I think it is!

swallowedAfly Sat 02-Jul-11 16:39:32

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4merlyknownasSHD Mon 04-Jul-11 10:34:41

A 1lb Loaf Pan will have a volume of around 1 litre (or 4 Cups). Contrary to popular myth, although a US Cup and a European Cup are different sizes, the difference is only about 1.5%. You can assume that a Cup is around 240ml, hence the 4 cups to the litre I mentioned above.

1 Cup equals:
Plain Flour 100gm
SR Flour 111gm
Caster Sugar 190gm
Granulated Sugar 195gm
Brown Sugar 200gm
Ground Almonds 85gm
Butter 230gm
Lard 224gm

I hope this helps.

LaLoose Mon 04-Jul-11 13:29:44

Actually, fill it with water, then pour the water into a measuring jug. A 1lb loaf tin will have a capacity of about 450ml, give or take (usually a little more, to allow for rising).

4merlyknownasSHD Mon 04-Jul-11 16:21:44

Actually, LaLoose, I have just been in to the Showroom and measured; I litre for a 1lb, possibly down to 900ml (as our pans are on the large size). 450ml is only a 1/2lb pan. Don't forget that flour and yeast weigh less than water, and CO2 considerably less than that.

StrawWars Thu 25-Oct-12 17:21:01

I know this is an old thread but - I have a tin which holds 1 litre of liquid. It takes a 900g (or 2lb) cake mix.

450ml is a 1lb pan.

I know this from bitter experience garnered from following the above advice! The 900g recipe [http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/6855/marble-chocolate-loaf here], which I thought would fill my "1lb cos it holds 1 litre" loaf pan twice, fills my tin to about 1.5cm below top.

Startailoforangeandgold Thu 25-Oct-12 17:35:48

If we are being totally fussy 1 lb = 454g and 1 ml of water weighs 1g

Chucking water in your usual cake tin and comparing this the amount needed to fill strange shaped tins is a very handy trick.

My only problem is my nice 4 egg 8 inch tin is loose bottomed.

4merlyknownasSHD Mon 29-Oct-12 11:24:29

Don't confuse the weight of cake mix to the weight of dough, and more particularly how they bake. A 900gm loaf of bread will start off with about 1200gms of dough (because the water tends to evaporate during proving and cooking). A loaf of bread will often rise a couple of inches above the top of the pan, whereas cake mix would flood all over the oven if that were to happen.

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