I'm making bread and the recipe says to bake it at 400 for 16 minutes. I'm not a very experienced baker, but that sounds pretty high.
Am I just dumb?
What kind of bread? Smaller loaves and rolls bake at pretty high temps. 16 minutes isn't that long for bread, so 400 certainly doesn't sound to high.
I start bread that isn't enriched in a 550 degree oven and as soon as it's in, turn it down to the temp it's going to bake at. For maximum oven spring.