A helpful tip that originates from recent experience
When your family is out of bread, and you decide to bake up a loaf in the evening when you get home from work, and you didn't sleep particularly well for the last five nights because your wife is 3,000 miles away house hunting, and you put the bread in the oven at 11pm, and you sit down on the couch to read a book while it bakes ...
DON'T FALL ASLEEP AND WAKE UP THREE HOURS LATER.
I'd include pictures of the poor blackened loaf if my wife didn't have the camera. But talk about a crispy crust!!! (too bad it's inedible ....)