Knowing When Food is Done


A thermometer is useful when baking bread. First, you can use it to check the temperature of the liquid, which is crucial in many recipes. And you can use it to be sure your bread is done. Rustic breads are generally done at 200 to 210 degrees, while rich, buttery yeast breads are done when they reach 190 to 200 degrees.

For Free-Form Loaves

For Loaves Baked in a Pan