Thank Heaven the heat wave broke last night! It’s a beautiful day today – 21C partly sunny. And not a moment too soon either. We are just about to run out of sandwich bread. I just finished mixing the dough.

It would have been nightmare if I’d had to turn the oven on yesterday! Even as it is, I’m having to watch like a hawk for overrising these days. Last week after pulling two bricks out of the oven, I realized that the reason there was dough all over the plastic hat I put over the rising bowl was because the dough had risen and was beginning to fall….