Here is a helpful solution to a common cause:
Oven too hot or uneven heating patterns
- An oven that is too hot can cause uneven browning.
- Oven thermostats can vary over time, requiring adjustments by the baker or calibration by a professional. To insure the correct temperature each time you bake, always use an oven thermometer. Check the oven temperature to see that it matches the temperature set on the oven dial. Adjust the oven dial up or down to correct the oven temperature.
- The best test to determine doneness is insert a wooden pick in the center of the quick bread. If it comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs clinging to the pick, the quick bread is done.