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Madeira Cake Tin

Asked by Whizzyuk. Answered on 4th March 2016

Full question

Is that a 1lb loaf tin or a 2lb one for My Mother-In-Law's Madeira Cake?

Our answer

Nigella's My Mother-In-Law's Madeira Cake (from DOMESTIC GODDESS and on the Nigella website here) is a loaf cake and is baked in a bread loaf tin. When Domestic Goddess was originally written this would have been described as a 450g/1-pound loaf tin. However since the recipe was originally published we have found that the tin sizes seem to have changed slightly, along with the description of the size, and in some instances now this would be described as a 900g/2-pound loaf tin.

Consequently we prefer to give the dimensions of the tin used and if you are buying a tin then the dimesions are usually given with the tin, or are easy to mesure if you have one at home. The dimensions do not have to be exact and you can use a tin with 2-3cm/1 inch variation in width or length. The dimensions are given in the recipe as length x width x depth. In metric they are 23 x 17 x 13cm or in imperial 9 x 5 x 3 inches.

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