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Pain de Mie/Pullman loaf pan hack?

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So can I successfully pull off a Pain de Mie without buying the specific pan? Meandering around different forums/blogs I've read about placing a sheet pan on top of a regular loaf pan and weighing it down. Won't this create a trapezoid-al loaf? Debating on whether or not I want to invest in such a specialty piece of equipment.

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  1. depends on your loaf pan -- but trapezoidal is probably better than having one more pan in the cupboard -- at least until you decide if you're going to make pullman loaves on a regular basis.