Oven Temperatures for Baking Bread

The oven temperature for bread baking varies according to the ingredients used to make the bread.

Generally, leaner breads (made with flour, water, and yeast) are baked at 400° to 425°. Richer breads (made with more fat and eggs) are baked at lower temperatures.

Breads made with less than 1/2 cup sugar are generally baked at 375° and bread with more are baked at 350°.

A loaf of bread can bake from 25 to 45 minutes. The baking time depends on the size and shape of the loaf and the temperature of the oven.