The traditional 2lb baking container isn't just for using up fruit â€“ you can create everything from patÃ© to panna cottaA traditional 2lb loaf tin does not weigh two pounds, nor does it cost Â£2 â€“ even the cheapest model will set you back about Â£2.50. It is called that because it is designed to accommodate 2lb of bread dough â€“ about 900g.So, it is not a size, but a rough measure of capacity â€“ any 2lb loaf tin will hold about 1.5l of water. The shape, however, will vary from tin to tin â€“ some are broad and shallow, like a barge, others high-sided, like a removal van. But they all do the same job and they are all good for a lot more than a beginner's lockdown loaf. Here are 17 uses for an ordinary loaf tin â€“ and not one of them is banana bread. If you are still looking for ways to use up old bananas, you need to stop buying bananas.