I've been off work today as Orla is sick. She has an ear infection. So I decided to make sourdough using Dan Lepard's method, which requires attention throughout the day. Luckily, I managed to get the loaves to the point of having shaped them and left them to prove before Orla's temperature went so high she nearly had a fit and I had to get an emergency appointment with the GP for her. So all in all, a very stressful day, but I still had two lovely loaves to show for it by the end, and a little girl whose temperature seems to be returning to normal. She loves muffins, she says, so that's what I'll be attempting tomorrow.