Must I use a lower temperature when cooking in a pan?
I have a few bread recipes that I like. I cook all of them in the Lodge Logic combo cooker covered at 500F, then remove the cover and cook at 450F for the remainder. I like the crusty crust I get and the browning that the high temperature brings. But on occasion, I'd like to bake a more squarish loaf for day-to-day sandwiches.
Looking around on the web, the majority of baking methods I see using a pan specify an oven temperature around 350-375. Is there some reason that the temperature must be lower when using a pan? I'd like to try replicating my Combo Cooker method and cover a pan for part of the bake, but I can't see 350F giving me much more than a blonde crust. Is there a downside to cooking in a pan at 500/450?