Help! My loaves are charred!
I've just taken a batch of loaves out of the oven, and they're completely inedible - totally charred on the bottom, even though the tops are only just brown enough. I've cut one of them open and they're just as I want them inside, nicely risen, a few good big holes.
I'm using granite stones resting on the bottom of my oven, and the oven has top and bottom heating.
What am I doing wrong? The loaves look lovely - until you turn them over! Mind you, the smell of burnt bread is a bit of a give away.
Thanks for any help/advice.