The long loaf

Homemade wheat bread

Making good bread is such a science. That can be either a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how scientific you are.

I'm not very scientific. Joshua is. He's the reason we own measuring cups, and he even wants me to get a kitchen scale. He developed our 100% whole wheat bread recipe, which includes some extra fancy ingredients that make the bread turn out really really awesome.

So I just follow his recipe. With the bread machine to knead the dough, sometimes I wonder if I can even take credit for the loaves of bread I pull out of the oven!

Have you ever seen a bread pan this long? Our neighbor found it at an estate sale and got it for me. I tried it out this evening, and I like it! I think our loaves will last longer this way, and the smaller slices are cute. (It's not as wide as my usual bread pans.) The loaf I made this evening was about the size of a store-bought loaf. :)


I've never seen loaf pans like that, but I'm sure it makes sandwiches, French Toast or other goodies easier when the loaf is close to "regular" size. ;) (I'm thinking of the toaster here! LOL!)
What a kind neighbor you have, Tammy! :)

I have an old bread pan that length and width. I'm not a baking expert, but I think it's called a Pullman loaf.

(In case you ever run across that term in your baking books, it's more like the traditional sandwich loaf you used to buy in grocery stores.)

Here's to neighbors with sharp eyes at estate sales! : )

Meredith from Merchant Ships

I have pans like these. Two actually. I used to use them a lot. I liked the shape of the loaves. Did you use the same amount you would use in a normal loaf? I did not. I would use the amount of three regular pans to make two long pans. I found that one loaf to one loaf did not work quite so well. I hope you like the new pans.

I like that loaf pan!! :) ~Tanya - mama to 5 :)

Tammy, your bread is always so beautiful.:)

I think, my Grandma had a long loaf pan like that, but I don't know what happened to it when she passed. What a stunning loaf it makes!


I wish I could find a pan de mie (Pullman) loaf pan at a rummage! They also come with flat lids, so the loaf bakes up square and great for sandwiches, Texas toast, etc...

*sigh* I covet your rummage sale fines sometimes. This is one of those times. ;)

Andrea over at Wandering through Leaves of Grass

My mom has pans like that! Ironically, she also got hers at an estate sale. I wish I could find some like that. Maybe one day I'll be lucky!!

That's a neat loaf pan. :) The estate/garage sales here never have anything good like all the goodies you find out there!

Question: do you ever knead your bread by hand? I sometimes wonder if I'm under-kneading my ww bread because it doesn't look as smooth as when I do white bread. Does it ever get that smooth or do I just need to knead a lot longer? My loaves still come out great, but I wonder if they'd come out better if the dough didn't look so odd.

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Yum, you've inspired me to make my homemade garlic bread again. I make it in a long loaf like yours but I don't have the long pans so I just put it on a regular cooking tray and sprinkle the top with sesame seeds. Once it's cooked I cut it into slices, add some garlic butter and return it to the oven for few minutes. It's sooo good with pasta!! Summer

Ooh! I am jealous of your pan! Looks handy.
I like to knead my wheat bread by hand and usually knead it for 10-15 minutes. (it is like a stress ball- feels good) I also found out the yeast makes a difference. SAF yeast makes wonderful bread! I get mine at a bulk food store.

We have a couple of the same style loaf pans purchased at a yard sale years ago, thousands of miles away. However, I have recently discovered that they are still available and can be purchased. I think I may be getting two more for our anniversary as my husband prefers the bread out of these pans. (no taste difference, just size preference!)

Thank you,
Peggy in Alaska

I noticed that there is a seller (not me!) on eBay that sells various baking items - and one is a long loaf pan. Says it's by Wilton - so maybe you can buy directly from Wilton. 

I bought a loaf pan like that from a woman online at Marmee Dear.  Worth every penny!

this is also a great pan to make loaf angel food cakes and pound cakes...I have been looking all over for one, found 2 but someone else wanted them, so now I have one on order, but ran into an aunt that said I could have one of hers do I still by the one thats on order?? LOL
Darla in Minnesota

I have the same pans use them all the time, they were made to render and make large bricks of lard by small butcher shops.

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