Internal bread temperature never gets above 200
Hi newbie here. My bread never seems to get above 200F.
Loaf 1: oven preheated to 500F for 1hr with cast iron dutch oven. Loaf goes in preheated dutch oven, immediately dropped temperature to 425. 30 minutes lid on. 15 mins lid off, checked internal temperature 197F. Back in for 10 minutes 199F. Back in for 10 minutes 200F.
Loaf 2: preheat oven to 500F 1hr with cast iron dutch oven. Dough temperature is 77F before it is put in the Dutch oven. Dutch oven in, heat lowered to 480F. Cooked with lid 20 minutes. Lid removed cook continued for 15 minutes cooked, temperature checked 196F. Back in for 10 minutes, temperature checked 198F.
Any speculation as to why my loaf will not get above 200F? Thanks in advance!