How To Tell When Loaf Is Fully Baked??
Just started out.
Have a Dutch oven so 4th loaf was from a Jim Lahey recipe.
Very pleased with it.
A couple of earlier loaves from other books were under cooked slightly.
Hence my query - What methods do folk use to tell when the loaf is ready to come out of the oven?
I have been told about the the "bang on it with a spoon to see if it sounds hollow", but I haven't tuned my ear yet to what sounds "hollow"
The Lahey boule I stuck with a bamboo skewer & it came out clean, so I figured it was ready.
& it was, but not sure how much was luck.