This hand crafted industrial grade steel bread loaf tin with lid measures 225 x 100 x 100mm and is perfect for 1kg loaves.
We get the boule is what many bakers aim for and want to learn to make. It is iconic, but before you can run you must learn to walk. The tin loaf is the foundation of learning to bake sourdough.
When you start baking sourdough, there is so much to learn. The very first thing is to learn a rhythm, and to recognise what good, robust fermentation looks like, so we recommend that you begin with a tin loaf. It gives you time to get into the rhythm of the schedule and to understand the basic principles of flour, fermentation, and temperature control.
Tin loaves aren’t just for beginners. They are perfect for experimenting with flours, where you aren’t going to be able to build a robust gluten structure, like rye and other heritage grains. We also highly recommend this tin for bakers using Vanessa’s 10 Minute Sourdough book…or maybe you’re just looking for the perfect slice of bread to fit in your toaster.
This steel loaf tin is designed specifically for bakers making large wholegrain sourdough loaves and is free from unnatural coatings. A light oil seasoning should be applied evenly before each bake.
Caring for your steel loaf tin:
When washing your uncoated tin for the first time, hand wash in hot soapy water. Ideally dry in a cooling oven. Once you have dried the tin, grease it before every bake until a residue has built up then grease again as required.
Many people don’t wash the tin between bakes as this helps avoid the dough sticking, much like your favourite black iron pan.
IMPORTANT – do not place the bread tin or baking tin in a dishwasher at any time. The chemicals could damage it.