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I do have to brag but I believe I make the most amazing banana bread you have ever tasted. I think its yummy and I get a lot of compliments on it whenever I make it. The secret is in the just right bananas and rock salt instead of regular salt to give it a really yummy taste.
In order to cook said banana bread I use some loaf tins that make the bread into a really nice shape. In this way its easy to cut and present and serve and I find my mixture works well in the rectangular tins. In the beginning though I had an issue with my bread sticking to the pan and coming out in a big crumbly mess, it still tasted amazing but it looked pretty unpresentable. So, my mum recommended that I buy some of these tin liners and I'm glad I did as they work really well and I have used them ever since.
The liner cost in the £5 region which I think is a really good price and what makes it ever better is that it is reusable so no need for any more financial outlay once you have bought the original liner. The liner is made out of a premium non-stick, quick release silicone paper so it is able to drop into the pan easily and more importantly come out easily. I find this so handy to use as you do not need to grease your tin before you put the mixture in which is always messy and time consuming in my opinion. The liner comes out of the tin easily after cooking and then after it has cooled for a little wile the loaf/bread comes out easily too. The liner is able to withstand temperatures of 230 degrees so it will basically cook in the oven perfectly.
Another thing I love about it is that it is very easy to clean. I soak it after I take my bread out and then it literally wipes clean as nothing sticks to it which is great, ready to be used again .
With this reusable tin liners I should probably expand my repertoire and make something different but I can't stay away from my amazing banana bread!! A great way to cook.
These little greaseproof paper loaf tin liners from Lakeland are a godsend, I don't know how I ever lived without them. I buy these and use these all the time, I will never to back to greasing a loaf tin.
Lakeland sell these in 2 different shapes and sizes, they do both 1lb and 2lb in a definate rectangular typical loaf tin shape, and both 1lb and 2lb in more of a squareish loaf tin shape. They vary in price betewwn £3.99 and £4.49 for packs of 40. I buy the 1lb typical loaf tin shaped liner at £3.99 for 40. I guess that my only negative about these liners is the cost, they wotk out at 10 pence each, it's not an awful lot, but it's not especially cheap either.
I have two different loaf tins and they fit both, I have a really old loaf tin from Lakeland itself, when I bought this tin this was the first time I discovered the liners and have been buying them ever since, I also have a loaf tin that came with Lurpak butter and they fit this tin perfectly as well. I would probably say that they would fit most standard sizes of loaf tins.
They come packaged in a firm plastic container which fits easily inside your loaf tin for storing, and means that the liners stay clean and dust free until you are ready to use them.
They are just so quick and easy to use, just pop one inside your loaf tin, pour your batter in and bake.
When your cake is done it is really easy to lift it out of the tin as the liner comes a little way above the tin so you just need to grasp the edges of the liner and lift it out. The liners come away easily from your cake once it is cool.
I can't believe that once upon a time I would grease and then flour a loaf tin, and then hope the cake wouldn't stick and hope that it would come out of the tin in one piece. Or insert greaseproof paper into the tin that I'd painstakingly and time consumably measured and cut to size, to find that the batter seeped under the folded edges of the paper. None of that any more, pop one of the loaf tin liners in and we are good to go!
Perfect, brilliant, what more can I say!
I love baking and always cook from scratch but there's nothing more tedious than lining tins with greaseproof paper and then hoping the paper doesn't weld itself to the cake. Every couple of weeks I have a batch cooking morning and do lots of cakes and biscuits for my husbands lunch box. I usually make them in loaf shaped tins so I can slice them and freeze the slices individually, ready to pop into the lunch box in the mornings. I had a wander around a Lakeland shop which is not too far away from where we live and spotted these silicone loaf tin liners. They cost just £3.99 for a pack of 40 and considering Lakeland state they can be reused this sounds very good value for money.
The loaf tin liners are white in colour and made from silicone paper. The ones I bought measured 17cm's in length, 7.5cm's wide and 6cm's high, this size fits my 1lb loaf tins perfectly. They look just like little loaf tins, the corners are slightly gathered into fan folds just like the paper you get around shop bought cakes. The silicone paper with withstand temperatures of up to 230 oC and eliminates the need for grease proof paper or greasing the tins, they are also microwave safe but I've never actually tried them in the microwave so I cannot comment on that aspect of them.
I felt slightly dubious the first time I used one of the liners, there's something not quite right about putting something with a pasticy feel to it in a hot oven. I popped one of the liners into each of my 2 loaf tins and poured the cake mixture in. I popped them in the oven and waited.
Once cooked I got my cakes from the oven, let them cool slightly and then turned them out of the silicone liners. Once placed on a cooling rack I simply peeled the wrapper away from the cakes and was left with one clean tin, two perfectly shaped cakes and two messy liners. I was impressed. Lakeland do state that their loaf tin liners are reusable and so far this has proved to be the case.
I have made all sorts of cakes with these liners and every time they come out of the tin easily and out of the liner perfectly. They are ideal for me when batch cooking, I only have 2 loaf tins and with these liners I don't have to stop wash and dry the tins and re grease or line them. I simply pop another liner in and pop the next cake in the oven.
I would certainly recommend these loaf tin liners from Lakeland whether you are just baking for yourself at home or if you bake for charity events and cake stalls these certainly make life a little bit easier and being reusable they are good value for money. I'm not sure exactly how many times a liner could be reused but as I said so far mine have been fine.
I love baking cakes (and am rather partial to eating them as well!) but I have to admit that I do find preparing my cake tins tiresome. It is a fiddly job and one that cannot be rushed. If it is not done properly then the cake will not have a smooth even finish at the sides or bottom, and particular attention needs to be paid to the corners in order to ensure that the finished cake has a neat shape. I'm guilty of doing a quick bodge job on lining my cake tins only to find that the cake mixture has not spread into the corners evenly due to lumps and bumps in my greaseproof paper. I have tried using a silicone tin in the hope that I wouldn't need to bother with lining it. However I found that even with greasing my cake stuck badly to the silicone, and so I was thrilled to discover these liners in the Lakeland catalogue.
These handy cake tin liners take all the hassle out of preparing my cake tin and are so easy to use. They are simply an enlarged version of individual cake cases that are used for fairy cakes. They are available to fit 1lb or 2lb loaf tins and are priced at £4.29 for pack of 40 liners, which makes them just under 11 pence each. Although greaseproof paper would probably work out a little cheaper, these save me so much time and hassle that I am definitely willing to pay this small premium.
As a guide, the 2lb loaf tin liner fits perfectly in my 15cm wide by 30cm long by 8cm deep tin. This is the standard size tin for making fruit tea loaves or lemon drizzle loaf cakes. The Lakeland website states the liners can endure temperatures of 230 oC, which is significantly higher than any of my usual cakes require baking at. Lakeland claims the liners are made with silicone and are non-stick, and I have found this to be absolutely true. The liners have never stuck to my tin, and also my cakes have never stuck to the liners. I find it somewhat ironic that my cakes stuck to my silicone baking tin every time I used it, yet have never once stuck to my silicone liners. I suspect it may be something to do with my silicone tin being a cheap one from Woolworths but who knows!
The liners are really cleverly shaped in a concertina effect around the corners of the cake, which enables the liners to be very easily pulled away from your baked cake. This style also makes the finished cake look really professionally presented, and I have found them ideal for baking cakes in to give to friends, as you can keep the cake in the liner to keep it fresh which is very handy.
My Gran has recently turned 89 and is still an avid baker (indeed, it was my Gran who taught me how to bake when I was little). She also finds lining tins a real chore, more so as she has got older as it is fiddly work and her eye sight isn't as good as it used to be. I bought her some of these liners and she has been absolutely thrilled with them. They are so convenient and easy to use, and really do save her a considerable amount of time. I have also bought these liners for circular tins, which are utterly brilliant as trying to neatly line circular tins can be a real nuisance.
In summary, these are brilliant for busy people with limited time and patience, who just want to get on and bake rather than waste time faffing about trying to neatly line a tin with baking paper or greaseproof. There are slightly more expensive than lining tins yourself but they save me so much time and effort, save me from a job I really dislike, and let me save all my energies for the main task of actually making the cakes! I have never had a single one stick as the silicone non-stick coating really does work like a dream. This is another fantastic product from Lakeland and I really can't recommend them highly enough!
Thanks for reading :)
I came across these loaf liners on a recent trip to lakeland and they are fantastic! I make a lot of banana bread of summer fruit loaf and they work a treat! These liners fit straight into your loaf tin and so theres no need to grease the tin or cut it to shape.
The Liners are pretty tough and dont fall apart once the cake has been cooked and theres no need to wash the tin out if you are making lots of batches.
The come in pack of 40 and are available in either 1lb or 2lb sizes, You can have a short fat loaf or a longer thinner loaf, I always get the longer 1lb loaf liners for my banana bread. They are non stick and made from silicone paper. It will withstand temperatures of up to 230C and it can apparently be reused but I've never reused one. It makes my cakes look more professional, especially as I like to give cakes as gifts.
I would highly recommend these liners, they make baking quicker, cleaner and easier. They cost between £3.99- 4.29 depending on what size you want.
I also use other lakeland liners for sponge cakes etc... which all work very well too. They are incredibly non-stick which I love as the number of times a sponge cake has had big chunks stuck to the bottom of the tin!
These loaf tin liners from Lakeland are a great addition to any one's kitchen who likes to do baking. One of my favourite things to bake is a lemon drizzle cake and the recipe that I use from the "The hairy Bikers" recommends a loaf tin. I find the greasing and lining of the tray with normal greaseproof paper difficult as I always ended with it looking like a work of origami with bits cut out wrong and overlaid. These liners are great as they are made from a silicone paper so there is no fiddly greasing cutting involved. You simply insert these into your loaf tin in the same way you would put a bun case into a tray for making cup cakes or muffins and add your cake mixture to them.
The liners are very robust I find and even if I am doing a heavy tea loaf with lots of sticky raisins and the like in them then they lift out of the tin in one piece with no damage to the liner. With the lemon drizzle cake that I make it the liner also holds a lot of the drizzle in the cake rather than it running down the sides and being lost.
One of the wonderful things about these liners is that it means you can make batches of cakes a lot more easily as you don't need to wash out the tin in between batches as the liner keeps the tin nice and clean.
The liners I also find give a cake a nice professional touch so if I am taking a cake as a gift to someone for birthdays for example then it adds to the presentation and makes it look a lot more appealing.
I also find by using these liners it seems to protect the cake mixture and I no longer get dry edges to my cakes and loafs which is an added bonus.
Lakeland claim that you can re use these liners with a sponge down but this is only thing I have to disagree with them about as I personally have never manage this due to the fluting on the edges of the liners seeming to hold on to bits of cake.
When buying these I would suggest keeping the inner at the bottom of the liners packaging as this helps you remember which size to get. On one occasion I have got the wrong size however Lakeland were very good at letting me swap it for the correct size a week later.
Overall I would definitely recommend these liners to people who love baking cakes they are well made and help keep the edges of your cakes moist and reduce the need for washing up. They also add a nice touch to cakes if you are giving them for gifts or for school fete as they make cakes look a lot more professional. At £4.29 for a pack of 40 they do add 10 pence to the price of each cake made but to me they are worth this small extra expense.
I love to bake, but one of my pat hates is trying to fit a flat piece of paper into a square (or worse round) tin to stop the cake sticking. So when I saw these liners from Lakeland I was very excited.
Most recipes call for the loaf tin to be lined, which is a faff and often the greaseproof creases so much that you end up with deep wedges taken out of the sides of the cake. With these liners you end up with neat, professional looking cakes every time.
They're great for cakes you transport as they keep them together and stop crumbs, but for cakes eaten at home I don't always see the need. They do make it quicker and neater than lining a tin, but at 10p a liner they cost a little more for the convenience. That said, I always use baking paper, so I'm not sure this is much more than that cost anyway, and is less waste as I don't have to fold it into the tin.
I also found that the liner appeared quite greasy, which took away from the appearance of the cake, when the lining is disposed of the grease which is within the batter does not have an oppertunty to stick to the outside of the loaf. However if you use it just as a liner not for presentation this isn't an issue, just dispose of the liner once the cake is cool.
Lakeland do 4 sizes of liner, ranging in price from £2.30 for 40 to £3.50. You can buy similar liners at Amazon as well as on ebay, and they can be a little cheaper with free delivery, so its worth shopping around if this is a product you are interested in.
I love nothing more than browsing the Lakeland website when I have some spare pennies and I also love baking on the weekends and treating my family to lots of homemade goodies whenever my budget allows.
I purchased 40 baking parchment loaf tin liners from the Lakeland.co.uk website for just under £4.00 and these are the ideal thing to use when I want to make a loaf style dish such as bread or meatloaf. They are available in four sizes: 1lb Loaf (16.5x8x6.5cm) 2lb Loaf (19x9x6.5cm) 1lb Loaf (13x7.5x7.5cm) and 2lb Loaf (15.5x9x8cm) and each of these are the same packet size (40) and range from £3.77 - £3.98.
At approximately 10p each these are the ideal time saving solution to having to grease your baking tin before use and it avoids you having to wrestle with the baking tin to get your loaf out. I find these very simple to use, I simply make up the batter and then place one of these inside my baking tray, pour in the mixture and then bake. Once my loaf has baked these are very easy for turning out the loaf. They can be used in the microwave and they are able to withstand temperatures up to 230 degrees. As most of the baking I do is around 190 or 200 I've never had to test if this is the case.
When I have been pressed for time in the past I've simply baked a loaf and then carried it round to a friend or relative in the liner for ease. The liners peel away from the loaf very easily and I think that these are fantastic value for money.
Although they may seem a little expensive when first glanced at the cost each one is less than 10p (as I've mentioned above) and I would probably spend a couple of pence anyway on butter, margarine or baking paper. As this gives such a fantastic finished result I have no problem whatsoever with paying a little extra to get some great looking results.
These are available from the Lakeland store or www.lakeland.co.uk and I would definitely recommend them for any avid bakers as they are time and labour saving and give perfect looking loafs every time.
I am going to rate these loaf tin liners 5/5 as they are just fantastic and I wouldn't be without them now.
I first came across these after having a minor disaster with just using butter to line one of my loaf tins - and knowing that if anybody had the answer then Lakeland would.
They come in a pack of 40, already opened out and nicely stacked within some sturdy plastic packaging which in itself is easy to store and closes back up again, keeping the liners inside dirt and dust-free between uses.
The liners themselves sit well in standard loaf tins by themselves without folding in or crinkling up at the bottom like I have found with other liners. Another brilliant thing is that when you do put the cake mixture in they are so sturdy that the edges don't collapse in on the mix or stick to the spoon you are dishing it in with.
Once the cakes have been cooked and then cooled, they are very easy to remove by the tin and the paper holds its own without tearing if you pull at it. The non-stick surface means that the whole thing comes away really easily. Once out, the liner comes away from the cake with the greatest of ease and without pulling acres of gorgeous food away with it!
I see that they can be reused, but I have never done this myself, but the liner does work well with being wrapped around the cake to keep it fresh when some of it has been eaten.
All in all, I am very impressed with this product, as I am with most Lakeland products and it is certainly something that I will continue to buy.
Lakeland Loaf tin Liners, an excellent idea in theory but in practise an expensive way of lining your baking tin.
The Lakeland website is extremely interesting, if you are hunting about for reasonably priced kitchen gadgets then it is ideal.
I always bake a few fruit loaves for the annual church Summer fête, I enjoy doing it and those fruit loaves have to be nothing less than perfect.
The loaf tins have to be lined, the fruit cake mixture is thicker and is cooked at a slightly lower heat therefore they spend a little longer in the oven and the sides of the fruit loaves need to be protected against the heat.
Greaseproof paper is cheap and easy to obtain but when greaseproof paper spends any length of time in an oven it tends to come out of the oven looking a bit tatty.
Alternatively I could have removed the cakes from the greaseproof paper, wrapped them in cling film and just labelled them.
The Lakeland loaf tin liners looked ideal, they would line the loaf tin and they would ensure that the fruit loaves were well presented.
A pack of 40 1lb liners costs a hefty £3.71, I thought as a one off the price was acceptable for a special occasion.
Lakeland also have 2lb loaf liners in stock and these are £3.91 for a pack of 40.
I ordered mine directly from Lakeland and allowed plenty of time for delivery but they arrived pronto.
The silicone loaf tin liners come tightly packed so that they don't get creased during transit.
The liners separate easily and they are quite substantial, the silicone parchment is slightly sheeny.
Of course they are really easy to use, just put the liner into the loaf tin and spoon the cake mixture into the liner. The silicone paper liners will withstand temperatures of up to 230C.
When the Lakeland liners have been in the hot oven the pure white silicone paper liners do discolour very slightly. The concept is brilliant, you have a cake that looks as though it has been professionally baked and the inside of the loaf tin remains clean.
I loved the whole idea of using the loaf tin liners and will use my remaining thirty for special occasion cakes.
Lakeland state that the liners can be wiped over and reused but I have to say that I would be loath to do that, I feel that once they have been used then the best place for them is the waste bin. I feel that it would be very tricky to clean the liners, especially as the outer edges are ridged.
I can't say that I would buy them on a regular basis, I used ( and often still do!) to line my cake and loaf tins with butter papers so even using greaseproof seemed a bit of an extravagance to me.
In time I will use the remainder of the pack of loaf liners that I have but they wouldn't come top of my list for replacing.
I noticed that Lakeland stock baking parchment in all different sizes, they also stock cake tin liners ( round) in two sizes and parchment circles for lining the bottom of cake tins.
All very good ideas but I bake because it is economic and to add maybe just under 10p to the cost of every cake that I bake just doesn't seem to make common sense.
But if money was no object then I may well consider using them on a regular basis.
We lived in the UK for a few years, and Lakeland was one of my favorite stores. These liners are a terrific convenience, and I wish I could find something similar in the U.S. If anyone knows where they can be purchased, I would be very grateful for the information.
Rather than making a circular cake which has to be cut into wedges I prefer to make cakes in a loaf tin. Its easier to cut exactly as much as you want and a slice fits neatly into a lunch box. Theres always a loaf on the go in our house and I keep a few in the freezer they stack like bricks and defrost quickly in an emergency. I can mix up the ingredients in less than five minutes, but it used to take me a lot longer than that just to line the loaf tin with baking parchment. It caused a lot of bad language, I always managed to waste some paper and sometimes I didnt bake a cake simply because of the time and bother of lining the tin.
Then I discovered Lakelands Loaf Tin Liners.
They come, forty at a time, in a see-through plastic container which keeps them perfectly in shape. I cant recycle it, or use it for anything else and normally I would object to this, but a pack of liners lasts me about nine months and the container means that the last liner out of the pack will be in the same condition as the first. It keeps them dry and means that you dont need to be quite as careful about where you store them as you needed to be when they were packed in a cardboard box.
There are four different sizes of liner. Lakeland stress that you should measure your loaf tin before buying/ordering. When you see them in the shop it is very easy to guess and buy the wrong size. I know Ive done it. You should be able to find a liner to fit your loaf tin, and Ive listed the sizes under quick facts at the end of the review for easy reference. Each size of liner is made to the same design - its a flat piece of paper thats been pressed into shape, so the corners are pleated to take up the excess paper.
Using them really couldnt be simpler. Take one liner and drop it into your loaf tin. There's no need to grease the tin or liner. Pour cake mixture into liner. Bake cake. When the cake comes out of the oven you can remove the liner from the cake or not, as you wish. It does peel away from the cake very easily unlike when we had to use greaseproof paper and it had to be torn away in little strips. The liners withstand temperatures up to 230°C which is far hotter than the temperature required in any cake recipe Ive ever seen.
Are they value for money? Disregarding the convenience aspect altogether and looking only at the price, each liner costs about twice as much as the same paper bought on a roll. Thats buying the £6.45 economy roll though and not everyone wants to tie that amount of money up in baking parchment. Depending on which size you buy, the liner adds 8p to 10p to the cost of a cake. Lakeland says that these liners can be wiped and reused, but Ive never been tempted to do that I couldnt be certain that they were clean!
There are benefits other than convenience though. Whenever I made my own lining I always had some leakage of the cake mixture through to the tin. One of the cakes that I make is gingerbread with a high sugar content and this mixture stuck to the tin like superglue. I frequently had to soak the tin and sometimes even to attack it with a knife. This didnt do tin, knife or fingers any good. With the liner Ive never had any leakage.
Tins stay in better condition. They certainly never need to see the inside of a dishwasher and frequently all they want (or get!) is a wipe with a damp cloth. I used to have to replace my tins every few years. The tins Im using now have been in use for over a decade and are still looking good.
I find that loaves stored in the liner dont dry out as quickly and if the cake is of a crumbly texture it does give some support. This can be particularly useful if youre making a cake to take somewhere. Sometimes I make cakes for the local Bring and Buy sales and I find that cakes in liners always sell best.
Paradoxically its this last point which can also be the liners only disadvantage apart from cost. One of the cakes I make is a carrot cake, which has a fine texture and a pale appearance. The lines where the paper is pleated at the corners are noticeable on the cake and this makes some people think that its a bought cake rather than homemade.
Mind you, if it wasnt for the convenience of the liners I might not eat so much cake and that probably wouldnt be a bad thing!
1lb Loaf Tin liner: 6½L x 3W x 2½ H (16.5 x 8 x 6.5cm) Ref 5552 £3.55
2lb Loaf Tin Liner: 7½ x 3½ x 2½ (19 x 9 x 6.5cm) Ref 5553 £3.95
1lb Loaf Tin Liner: 5 x 3 x 3 (13 x 7.5 x 7.5cm) Ref 6545 £3.20
2lb Loaf Tin Liner: 6 x 3½ x 3¼ (15.5 x 9 x 8cm) Ref 7321 £3.50
Home baking! Mmm. Nothing beats the welcoming smell and taste of home baking. I learned to cook when I was 11 years old as my mother had undergone operations on her wrists and was unable to bake the weekly load of cakes. Back in the late 1950s cakes were not as readily available and although the village shop had its own bakehouse it was mainly bread they baked with about a selection of 4 different cakes each day! These were expensive so as it was the summer holidays Mum sat in the sun by the kitchen door, and gave me instructions.
Sponges, scones and pastry I managed easily but I hated lining loaf tins to make Gingerbread and fruit loaves. I could not get the corners neatly enough to satisfy my Mum or to stop the mixture running through and sticking on the tin. No Non-stick cake tins in those days, and I had to wash and scrub the tins!
I quickly learned how to get beautiful corners, as you can imagine and often still do properly line my tins especially if I am entering a Baking show remember the WI show in Calendar Girls? It was very realistic, and amazingly funny to members, but I would never cheat, as I am one of the Judges! I was very pleased to discover many years ago that you could buy ready-made liners, and have had a packet of both sizes in my kitchen cupboard ever since.
*A bit of History*
The Lakeland Limited story began in 1963 when, an agricultural feed salesman, had the idea of providing local farmers with polythene bags for packing poultry. He set up a mail order business with his wife Dorothy, supplying agricultural plastics and home-freezing products from the garage of their Windermere home in the Lake District.
Demand for kitchen accessories soon outweighed everything else and in 1974, he retired and handed the business over to his three sons, marking the beginning of Lakeland Plastics, the Creative Kitchenware Company.
The range of products grew to include wooden, glass, ceramic and stainless steel kitchenware, as well as a range of specialist foods. The Lakeland Plastics name was no longer right, so the name was changed to Lakeland Limited in 1997.
Based in Windermere and Kendal, Lakeland Limited has around 4,000 products in its range and produces around 18 catalogues each year - these are sent to over one million households around the world! There are now 30 thriving Lakeland Limited stores - with more on the way - from as far north as Aberdeen, all the way down to the tip of Cornwall in Truro.
The liners are made of Non-stick quick release Baking Parchment, it is very thin but certainly this has never been a problem and Ive never burned a loaf. There is no need to grease the tin, so reduces washing up as you are left with a clean tin. Much better than when I started baking!
They had 2 basic sizes, one for 1lb. and one for 2lb. tins, but I see on the internet site that they have 2 in each size now. So you can choose depending on your type of tins. The 1lb is available in 6½x 3 x 2½ at £3.55 and also 5 x 3 x 3 at £3.20. The 2lb is available in 7½ x 3½x 2½at £3.95 and 6¼ x 3½ x 2½at £3.50. There are 40 in each packet, so unless you bake a lot they will last ages.
The liners are slightly different in shape depending on the size. The 1lb liners are rounded at the narrow end of the rectangular shape and this half moon is pleated so that when the loaf mixture is put into the liner it fills out to fit in the tin. The 2lb. liner being both slightly wider and longer than the 1lb. size, at the shorter end there is about 1 straight and the corners are pleated.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating, they always say and there is no difference in taste to a loaf baked in a tin with a liner or properly lined with greaseproof paper, which will need greasing with extra fat, or lined with Baking Parchment cut to fit. It is really convenience, and here it wins hands down. Quick and simple to use. The only difference is a pretty fluted edge to ends of your loaf. At between 8p and 10p a liner I think they are worth it from the time point of view and certainly, they cause no frustration, which lining a tin can! The liner always peels off easily and no food is wasted by sticking onto the paper.
If there isnt a store near you, you can order from the catalogue or online, but there is a post and packing charge of £3.95 for orders up to £44.99, over £45 is free. I can end up spending £45 to save the postage! But that isnt difficult as there is such a huge selection of things to order.
If you want to try them out here is a quick and easy recipe.
1 carton Yogurt (I like Hazelnut) 1 carton Vegetable oil
2 cartons sugar 3 cartons SR Flour
Mix yogurt, oil and sugar in a bowl. Add flour and eggs and mix thoroughly. Put into 2 x 1lb tins with liners and bake at 180 C for 30 40 minutes until firm and golden. Cool before slicing. The loaves freeze well, so one can be popped into a freezer bag, for a later date.