A nicely baked loaf of bread has a golden color to its crust and sounds hollow when it is tapped with the fingers.
When your loaf comes out of the pan, you can test to see if it is thoroughly baked inside with the help of an instant-read thermometer. This method is especially useful for rich doughs, which do not sound hollow when tapped.
To test a loaf for doneness, insert an instant-read thermometer into the bottom or side of the bread. Breads are thoroughly baked at 190° to 200°F. However, a loaf has not technically finished baking until it is has cooled completely outside of the oven.