Rhodes To The Rescue! Baking a loaf of bread can change dramatically by the size of pan and the amount of dough used. This is a common question our Customer Satisfaction team at Rhodes...
Rhodes Bread Loaf Successes!
Pan size really does matter
Baking a loaf of bread can succeed or fail by the size of pan and the amount of dough used. This is a common question our Customer Satisfaction team at Rhodes Bake-N-Serv is often asked.
Rhodes loaves of bread require a bread pan measuring 8 ½ x 4 ½ x 2 ½= 6 cups. Rhodes frozen dough is a one pound loaf of dough.
If your loaf of bread is larger on one side than the other your bread pan is too large. You can go purchase the correct size of pan or use 1 ½ loaves of frozen dough. There are other options too.
One option would be to combine 1 ½ loaves of dough together. Allow dough to thaw while still cold to touch. *(see thawing tips) Slice in half lengthwise, place cut side down in the bottom of the loaf pan, then place whole loaf on top and tuck the top loaf around the bottom piece of dough. Allow to rise until double in size. Bake at 350 degrees 25-30 minutes. You will bake this loaf a little longer because there is more dough and is going to be a larger loaf of bread.
Option two would be to cut two loaves in half lengthwise and place the three cut pieces into a pan side by side giving your loaf the “butter top”. (I love this loaf, super fun for giving away)
We have a lot fun options for loaves of bread.
- Mini loaves. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
~half a loaf of bread
- Cinnamon roll loaves (so fun to make French Toast out of!) Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees.
~8 traditional cinnamon rolls
- Braided loaves. Bake at 350 degrees 20-25 minutes
~One loaf of bread
- Loaves of bread from cut rolls. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes)
~ 8 Texas rolls cut into 4 pieces or 12 dinner rolls cut into 4 pieces
Oven-proof glass & ceramic: Glass pans transfer heat quicker than shiny metal pans, shortening baking time. If you love light-colored, slightly-softer, sandwich-type bread, glass is great. Lower the oven temperature by 25 degrees. This gives the bread enough time to cook through to the center without burning it on the outside. ***Tip: Want to bake in glass and get a dark crispy crust similar to that of bread baked in an aluminum pan? Place the glass pan on a pizza stone, it will control the heat.
Dark metals/shiny metals: Dull or dark-colored metal pans absorb more radiant heat than bright or shiny ones, which reflect it away. Shiny pans tend to remain 15-20 degrees cooler in a 350 degree oven which means you need to either increase the heat of the oven and/or extend the cooking time.
- Bread can be thawed overnight in the refrigerator (8-12 hours).
- Do not thaw bread in the microwave.
- During thawing and rising phase, always cover frozen dough with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Carefully remove plastic wrap before baking.
Happy Baking with Rhodes Bake-N-Serv! I’ll hang up my apron until we bake again!