Hinged round loaf (4) pan...now what !!


I bought this pan and I think I am in over my head! It makes 4 loaves at once. I bought it because my son loves the round loaves from the bakery "Jenny Lee" in Pittsburgh... that are cinnamon bread and they look like they are rolled in cinnamon sugar. I have never attempted something this big. I have read the ideas about using the "pain di mie" recipes. Any ideas would be much appreciated!

badge posted by: DrewsLita on April 19, 2011 at 9:21 pm in Q & A
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reply by: PaddyL on April 19, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Where did you get that wonderful pan?! I have one that makes one loaf - a friend sent it to me from England. So far, I've made plain white or whole wheat bread in it, but I think a cinnamon bread would be delicious. I put in enough dough to fill the bottom part of the pan about half way, then I put the cover on, greased of course, but you could cover it with plastic wrap until it's risen and then put the top part on. You don't want to let it rise so that it's touching the inside of the top, though, or it may ooze out the sides during baking. As for coating the outside in cinnamon sugar, you would have to grease the pan very well if you did it before baking; I think that if you brushed the outside of the baked loaf with melted butter, and then rolled the loaf in the cinnamon sugar, it might be safer. Good luck!

reply by: sandra Alicante on April 20, 2011 at 2:02 am
sandra Alicante

For 2 tins 8cm x 17cm (The tins are also called; nut roll tins, Moravian pans and Rehrucken pans). Lucky if you get these as a gift, they are not cheap in the UK!

Apricot Rolls

1 cup chopped dried apricots
1 cup water
1 tsp Bicarb of soda
90g chopped butter
1 tsp almond extract
3/4 cup brown sugar (firm packed)
1 egg
1 1/4 cups plain white flour
1 1/4 self raising flour

1/3 cup coconut

Grease tins
Put fruit and water in a bowl and M/W for 3 min.
Add soda and butter.
Allow to cool for 10 min
Add extract
Add rest of ingredients
Spoon into tins
Cover with lids
Bake at 180c 350F for about 1 hour.
Allow to stand 5 min before turning out onto cooling racks.

Date Rolls

1 cup chopped dates
1 cup water
1 cup caster sugar
60g butter chopped
Few drops of Cinnamon oil
1 cup plain flour
1 cup self raising flour
1 tsp bicarb of soda
1/2 cup chopped nuts of choice

Grease tins
Cook dates, water, sugar and butter until boiled for 4 min. This softens the dates.
Cool 10 min
Add the rest of the ingredients.
Put in tins and bake
180c, 350 F for about an hour
rest 5 min before turning out.


reply by: carolinorygun on April 20, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I think you're talking about a Chicago Metallic crimp round bread pan, which is a commercial bakery pan. It will yield 4 1-pound loaves, but the weight of the dough is going to vary depending upon the type of loaf. In other words, a whole wheat recipe will rise less and consequently, you'd put more dough in the pan. A white loaf rises considerably more. So it takes a little tweaking.

You might have more luck achieving evenly round loaves if halfway through the baking time you turn the pan over.

Mermaid in the UK sells a round crimp loaf pan (milk loaf tin). Very cool.


I have seen them on offer on ebay, though of course for anyone not in the UK shipping would be pricy.

King Arthur used to sell a 2-loaf round crimp bread pan made by Ekco-Glaco, so if PJH or another staffer sees this thread, they might have some tips to offer. Rarely does that old pan show up on ebay. I wish King Arthur would offer a round crimp pan again.

You can see a picture on this Fresh Loaf thread if you scroll down the page.


A rehrucken pan is quite different, principally used for an almond cake.


Sweet Celebrations used to carry a mini-loaf pan to bake 4 of these little rehrucken loaves. They called it a nut loaf pan. I've not seen if anywhere else. It's quite different from the round nut loaf tins found in countries like Australia and New Zealand.


Once in a great while one will turn up on ebay stateside.


reply by: rottiedogs on May 02, 2011 at 8:08 am

It took me a little while to locate it but I have the original insert that came with the pan when I bought it. I haven't used this pan in awhile and this thread reminded me I have it. Yay! Time to dust it off and get baking with it. This is the entire insert - hope it helps.

Important Information about your Crimped Bread Pan
This crimped bread pan from the Ekco/Glaco company of Humbolt, Tenn. is one of the best we’ve tested. Made of Steeluminum®, Ekco/Glaco’s steel and aluminum combination which offers the strength of steel and the heat transfer qualities of aluminum, it has a unique silicone coating previously found only in commercial bakery pans. You will be able to remove your bread easily, with no sticking or crumbling.
To protect the silicone surface, coat lightly with a small amount of non-stick vegetable oil spray before each use. After use, simply wipe the pan clean with a paper towel or if you feel it needs washing, use warm water, liquid dish soap and a sponge. Towel dry. Do not use harsh, abrasive cleansers on your pan; do not put it in the dishwasher. It is not necessary and will ruin the finish.
This is a baking pan designed for use in the oven. Don’t set it on a burner on top of the stove, or put it, empty, into a hot oven. Excessively high heat could soften and “ripple” the pan’s coating.
Please treat this pan with consideration. We want it to be one of your favorite pans for years to come.

Swirled Pumpernickel Rye Bread
We developed this recipe just for the Crimped Bread Pan. We wanted to make a fancy bread to highlight the unusual shape of the loaf. This makes the perfect loaf for sandwiches – both hearty tuna heros and the oh-so-delicate watercress and cucumber tea sandwiches that Grandma used to make. The crust is soft. If you prefer a crustier crust, you can remove the loaves from the pans after baking, increase the oven temperature to 450°F and return the loaves to the oven for a few minutes. You can also use your own favorite yeast bread recipe. You will need 1 1/3 times a basic 6 cup bread recipe to make enough dough for two crimped loaves. Each side of the bottom of the pan needs to be filled to the rim with dough.
Pumpernickel Dough
1 ½ tablespoons active dry yeast
1 1/3 cups warm water
3 tablespoons molasses
3 tablespoons brewed coffee
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 1/3 cups pumpernickel flour (you can substitute King Arthur Stone Ground Whole Wheat Flour)
2 2/3 (approximately) King Arthur Unbleached All Purpose Flour

Dissolve the yeast in the water with the molasses. When the yeast has started to bubble, add the coffee, cocoa, and salt. Stir in the pumpernickel flour. Stir in 2 cups of the unbleached flour. Turn the dough out onto a counter and knead in the remaining flour until you have a dough which is no longer sticky. Place in a bowl, cover with a damp towel, and let rise until doubled in bulk, 1 to 1 ½ hours. Turn in the dough out onto a lightly floured counter and knead to expel any air bubbles. Divide the dough into two pieces.

Rye Dough

1 ½ tablespoons active dry yeast
1 1/3 cups warm water
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 1/3 cups white rye flour
2 ½ cups (approximately) King Arthur Unbleached All Purpose Flour

Follow the directions for Pumpernickel Dough. Divide dough into two pieces.

Grease well all nooks and crannies of the crimped bread pan. Roll each piece of dough (you should have four) into a 6x10 rectangle. Place a rye rectangle on your work surface; top with a pumpernickel rectangle. Starting at the long side, roll them together jelly roll style. Place in one side of the bottom half of the crimped bread pan. Repeat for the remaining 2 pieces of dough. See baking instructions below.

Checkerboard Bread

If you want to make checkerboard bread, divide both batches of dough into 3 pieces each and roll each piece out to make 6 6x10 rectangles. With these rectangles make 2 “sandwiches” – one should be layered rye-pumpernickel-rye and the other should be layered pumpernickel-rye-pumpernickel. Cut each sandwich into 3 pieces vertically, lengthwise. To create the checkerboard effect, in one side of the bottom half of the pan place a strip of dough with rye on top in the center and then 2 strips of dough with the pumpernickel on top on either side of it. Repeat for the other half of the pan but this time lay down a strip of dough with the pumpernickel on top in the center and then the remaining 2 strips of dough with the rye on top on either side.

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Put the top on the pan and let the loaves rise covered for 45-60 minutes. You can gently lift the top up a bit to peek. When the dough has risen almost to the top of the entire pan, they are ready to bake. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the loaves sound hollow when tapped. Cool the loaves on a wire rack before slicing.

reply by: DrewsLita on May 03, 2011 at 10:28 am

Hi Rottiedogs!!!!
Thankyou so much for this!!! That is the exact thing I was hoping for!!!! That is the company that made it and everything. I thought for sure I was going to go CRAZY trying to figure out how to use it. I am so excited to use this pan and now I will feel more confident when I do!

Thanks again!

reply by: DrewsLita on May 03, 2011 at 10:33 am

Hello to Everyone !!

Thanks to all who came to my aid in helping with IDEAS and RECIPES for my new pan. I am new to using a baking group and I have been overjoyed to find such helpful bakers who encourage others in baking! With all of your ideas I am sure I will be able to find success in baking with my new pan.

Thanks again!!!!


reply by: rottiedogs on May 04, 2011 at 2:12 pm

You are most welcome. Post back and let us know how it goes.

reply by: Gnancy on May 04, 2011 at 7:34 pm

I was following this, just out of curiosity, and the link you show for the rehrucken pan (http://www.pipkasofdoorcounty.com/Santa-Ornament-Collectibles/index.phtm...) didn't work. Just wondered what it looked like. You certainly know a lot about these pans. Very interesting.

reply by: Gnancy on May 04, 2011 at 7:37 pm
reply by: jsokoll on November 23, 2014 at 7:35 pm

I have the recipe if you are still looking for it. My dad was a professional baker and the cinnamon crimp bread was one of my favorites that he made. I have been making the loaves for over 20 years. I was the lucky recipient of 4 of those pans. However, I need one pan so one day I can give to each of my children a pan as part of our family tradition so they can carry it on. Please post if you are still looking for the recipe and I'll post it if you are.

reply by: carolinorygun on November 24, 2014 at 2:04 am

I have one of the 4-loaf Chicago Metallic pans and also the 2-loaf Ekco-Glaco formerly sold at King Arthur. I would love your father's recipe for cinnamon crimp bread and I'm sure others would also.


reply by: PaddyL on November 24, 2014 at 10:00 am

Carol, I haven't seen your name in ages; it's good to 'see' you again!

reply by: hickeyja on November 24, 2014 at 11:21 pm

Welcome to the Baking Circle. If you are interested in baking, you have come to the right place. I remember that cinnamon crimp bread as a rare treat while growing up in Chicago. Thank you for being willing to share your recipe here on the site. You could either post it into this thread or go to your personal page (under your "logged in as: jsokoll" in the left column.) Just click on "personal page" then scroll down to "Contribute". Select "Add a recipe" then copy and paste (or type) the recipe into the sections provided.
I am so looking forward to having this recipe. I have a pyrex tube loaf pan that I hope will work. I don't have a crimp pan, unfortunately. Hmmmmm, that might be a good one to add to the Christmas list. Thanks again for being willing to share a cherished family recipe. Jan

reply by: carolinorygun on November 26, 2014 at 4:18 am

Thank you for thinking of me Paddy. I pop in once in a while to see what's happening but haven't been posting. Hubby's been dealing with health issues so that's taken up a lot of time.

I still remember how you so kindly shared images of "The Great Canadian Baking Book" on the Old BC, not to mention our common fondness for the Harrison sourdough recipe.

I'd better stop. I don't want to hijack the thread.


reply by: WillyT on January 03, 2015 at 11:57 pm

Hi, I received a 4 hinged pan for Christmas and am looking for recipe for cinnamon loaves. I saw your post and went to your page but couldn't see where the recipe was posted. I would really appreciate the recipe......first attempt with making a fruit bread didn't rise enough, tastes ok.
Thanks Wilma