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Difference between 450º vs 500º ?

Bread Head's picture
Bread Head

Difference between 450º vs 500º ?

What would be the differences in my breads if one time I baked at 450º as opposed to 500º?

I use a combo cooker, and keep it covered for 30 minutes then uncovered for 20 minutes.

Which one would yield me a thinner crust?


golgi70's picture

Sorry I had too.  Thinner crust would come from a shorter overall bake time which a hotter oven will provide along with better oven spring.  

 But If you start hotter it may require you to change your set routine.  If I started at 500 I'd lower the oven shortly after loading to 450 and maybe remove the steam sooner than 30 minutes (20-25 minutes) and then go from there.