Loaf pans

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

Loaf pans are used for baking yeast breads, quick breads, loaf-shaped cakes, and even meat loaf. Exact pan dimensions vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but a large loaf pan holds about 8 cups (64 fl oz/2 liters); medium about 6 cups (48 fl oz/1.5 liters); and miniature about 2 cups (16 fl oz/500 ml). Tinned steel, standard aluminum, and dark, stick-resistant aluminum all conduct heat well. A dark pan absorbs heat faster, so the baking temperature may have to be decreased by 25F (14C).