New loaf tins

I’ve just purchased some new loaf tins from Bakery Bits to replace the tatty old ones I’ve been using for far too long (because sometimes I like to really spoil myself). I spent a long time looking for tins that were deeper than usual – the average 2lb tin is around 7cm deep, which is far too shallow for my liking. I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling this way and it surprises me that they are so hard to find.

Lancashire firm George Wilkinson make a 2lb non-stick tin that is nearly 9cm deep, as well as being a little shorter and wider than most types, which I bought via the ever-wonderful Bakery Bits. So far these are the only deep loaf tins I have discovered.
Two loaf tinsThe construction is not as solid as some tins, but is nonetheless good for the price. The non-stick coating makes a welcome change both when extracting the baked loaf and when cleaning up. I also bought a 1lb tin for things like brioche, which has the same pleasing proportions as its big brother. The only gripe I have so far is that where the rims have been bent into shape the metal has been exposed and spots of rust have quickly formed in the top corners. It’s unlikely that this will become problematic, but it’s a surprising flaw. Seamless pressed-steel tins would be better, but for now I’m just looking forward to rediscovering the delights of the sandwich loaf.