Classic white tin loaf

Preparation info
  • For


    large loaf
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The history of British Baking, savoury and sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

  • About

It is always my mission to get the best toast and that is why I add fat to my bread dough. A study by the Good Housekeeping Institute into the best bread for toast showed that a supermarket bread came out as the best and this bread contained fat. The fat ensures that the bread colours nicely and doesn’t dry out during toasting, so you get crisp toast with a wonderfully soft interior.

According to, the Tin loaf is a British invention. It allowed bakeries to bake more loaves at once a