Dear Grandma: my question is, what is an English sandwich tin, what do they look like and where can I get one. A lot of the dessert recipes in my book, Old English Cookery, calls for the use of a sandwich tin. Thank you, Tim Royal
A Sandwich Tin is pretty musch a Pie Pan in America. English call it Sandwich Tin.
Go to Yahoo.com search engine, type in Sandwich Tin and then click the images button. Pictures will post of them
To go back in history a bit, while French and Italian bakers made free-form bread (not baked in a shaped pan with sides), the British adapted the process to make a loaf of fine white bread in tins. This ensured uniformity (consistent in size, shape and baking time) as well as slices that could be evenly cut. Such bread was also less 'crusty' which meant there was more surface (bread) to absorb juices or spreads and to hold the sandwich ingredients together.
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