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High Heat Baking

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Liverpoolbaker's picture
Liverpoolbaker

High Heat Baking

I'm just wondering if anyone out there bakes bread at really high temperatures in their deck oven?

Depending on the loaves I'm baking its somewhere between 215-240C (413-465F), does anyone bake really high heat for normal hearth loaves (600g - 1200g of dough). My oven goes up to 290C and I hear that some bakers bake at very high heat to replicate wood fired ovens, but I don't bake anything at that temp. 

If you're baking at very high temp, what effect would it have on the bread?

Thanks

Sam

Yerffej's picture
Yerffej

Sam,

You are baking at the proper temperature and if you go higher you will likely encounter burned bottoms for anything in the oven longer than 25-30 minutes.  For smaller loaves that require less time in the oven, these higher temperatures can work but I have not found any advantage in that.

Jeff