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Oven settings for baking bread

Ovens have different settings for distributing heat and steam.


If the oven has a steam function, use it so bread (rolls) rise well in the oven. If not, Create steam in an oven.

Upper and lower heat

Unless the oven has a steam function use the static upper and lower heat setting instead of the the circulating air. This avoids the surface of the bread (rolls) from drying out and being unable to rise.

Core temperature

Because each oven is different, the temperature setting has to be adjusted after gaining some experience. The temperature at the middle (core) of the bread (roll) after baking should be:

  • 95-98°C for sourdough breads
  • 88°C for soft dinner rolls


  • Rezepthinweise: Backen
  • Using a thermometer with yeast bread
  • Chef Todd’s Doneness Cooking Chart


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