This is a fun way to reuse old food cans and a rustic way to serve your bread at a BBQ or summer garden party. You can serve it still in the can, and maybe tie some hessian or twine around for an even more country-chic look!
I tend to use the pre-mixed dry bread packs as they are super simple - just add water and knead, and this way you can choose from a wide variety of flavoured breads without the expense of buying lots of ingredients. But if you're just making a basic white or brown loaf obviously you can use your own recipe.
A 500g bag of bread mix is enough for 2 tins.
You'll need clean, washed tins with the labels removed. Try to use the ones you open with a tin opener rather than the ring-pull ones which have a lip around the top - it will be easier to remove the bread after it's cooked! Also use the ones which are all metal, rather than the ones that are coated inside with a plastic/rubber substance. Spritz a little spray oil or easy-release baking spray inside the tins before using.
Follow the bread pack instructions and leave the dough to prove in the tins according to the timings.
Cook the dough inside the tins - my baking instructions had timings for a whole loaf (30 mins) or for individual rolls (15 mins), so I baked for half-way between the two and after 20 minutes they were perfectly cooked.
Leave to cool a little before turning upside down and tapping out - or leave in the tins to serve.
The cylindrical loaf these produce are perfect sliced up for burger sandwiches at a barbecue!