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There are only 3 rack settings in my gas oven. I have baked on the top rack and my bread is raw. Which one should I use to cook at 350f for 35-40 min.

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Be sure the oven is pre-heated and up to or slightly above baking temperature. Adjust your baking time, based on the internal temperature of the bread, not just on a recipe. Allow cooling time before cutting, to have the bread continue baking. –  Optionparty Jan 1 at 0:55

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I have a gas oven as well, and have found that baking on the middle rack, using a pizza stone helps bread bake more evenly. Additionally, as User22259 suggested, adjusting the baking time until the internal temp of the bread reaches about 220-degrees will get you a perfect product every time.

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Is 220 degrees a typo? That cannot be correct in either F or C –  SAJ14SAJ Jan 13 at 1:56
    
200 F or 202 F sound indeed like a possible temperature, not 220 –  rumtscho Feb 12 at 13:01

Turn the temperature up. 350F is not hot enough for bread -- try something more like 400F (200C). Also, check that your oven calibration is accurate -- see this answer for ways to check it.

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I regularly bake bread at 175 Celsius, there is nothing wrong with it. –  rumtscho Feb 12 at 11:57

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