This is an absolutely ingenious way of doing two things. Firstly, I traditionally do not like having more bread than sandwich, which is why I often don't purchase whole wheat buns because they are actually larger than hamburgers and sliced veggie-meat. Size here is perfect. Secondly, I love opportunities to reuse items. This round bread recycles cans.
The Sudduths have been baking for years. Originally, they sold their goods as a side business to help them send their kids to a private church school. When the kids were out of school, they just kept baking and gave away what they made. I'm grateful every time we go to visit Paul's folks because there are either some great whole wheat baked goods stored in the freezer or the Sudduths bring some over. Their sweet rolls with pecans have been known to not even make it 24 hours in the Martin household. We are truly blessed to know such kindness.
Over labor day, I had my first interaction with a tall loaf of round bread puffed at the top. Paul's mom explained to me that Jeanne saves cans and reuses them for baking bread. I have no idea what originally came in the can, but I can almost bet you the bread was better than whatever the can was used for in the first place. To my delight She packed us a sandwich for the flight home on the fresh bread The round slices of Worthington (Vegetarian) Turkey fit perfectly on the bread.
So, next time you open a large can of pineapple juice or whatever other cans you have lying around, consider recycling them at home by saving them for your next baking day. If I were a better baker I would consider it myself, but I'm not. I'll just keep looking forward to those cheap 1-hour flights to Jackson.