The Fresh Loaf

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First Bread

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First Bread

I am new to the site and to bread making.  I just made my first loaf tonight.  Orange walnut bread and it turned out pretty good for the first try.  I do think that I made one mistake.  During the last 10 minutes of baking I had to take out the bread and pour on top 1/2 cup sugar mixed with 3 TBS orange juice.  Instead of it staying in the middle, most of it ran to the sides.  I put it in to finish the last 10 minutes of baking.  When I took it out it was a little sticky on the top edges.  Still had a great taste.  The orange juice mixture seemed a little thick when pouring.  Not sure, any thoughts?

Also, just want to say I love this site.  I have learned so much from reading all the info.  I plan to get my own mill and grind my own flour in the near future.  Looking forward to learning from all of ya'll.