Market Stall at Edinburgh Food & Flea!!

Really excited that we will be hosting a stall at the Food & Flea Market just off Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile, starting Saturday 3rd March! This will give us the chance to bring our sourdough bread, gourmet scones and sweet treats to the masses!!

The Food + Flea is Edinburgh’s alternative market. With permanent food stalls and traders changing monthly it is supported by a varied flea market at weekends and seasonal periods.

You will find Riddle-Me-Rye popping up here on a regular basis – keep an eye on our events page to find out which dates we will be in residence!

Trading hours for stall holders will be 11am-5pm and the market is located at Sibbald Walk, New Street, which is just off Canongate in Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. Check it out!

Pre-order details for Saturday 17th February 2018

Hi Folks,

Please find below the pre-order details for this coming week:

Riddler “House Sourdough” – Our signature loaf – made with 80% white wheat flour,  10% wholewheat and 10% whole rye. The wholewheat and rye contribute heaps of flavour and this classic sourdough works really well for all occasions! (medium loaf £2.50)

Riddler - House sourdough
Riddler – House sourdough

Roasted sweet potato, rosemary & parmesan sourdough – This loaf contains chunks of roasted sweet potato as well as sweet potato mash in the dough itself. It is a beautifully balanced loaf with a real depth of flavour, buttery, aromatic and with a slight sweetness from the roasted sweet potato. After shaping it is dressed with sesame seeds which add a final nutty note to the overall flavour. (medium loaf £3.50)

Roasted sweet potato, rosemary & parmesan sourdough
Roasted sweet potato, rosemary & parmesan sourdough

Beetroot, cumin & pumpkin seed sourdough –
This sourdough loaf is wonderfully fragrant and earthy. A versatile loaf which works well with a variety of eastern mediterranean or middle eastern cuisine. I enjoy it with hummus, vintage cheddar or a warming bowl of carrot & coriander soup. (medium loaf £3.50)

Beetroot, cumin & pumpkin seed sourdough
Beetroot, cumin & pumpkin seed sourdough

Tourte au Seigle – A traditional French sourdough loaf containing 73% dark rye flour, it has a beautifully complex flavour which continues to develop as the loaf ages. It keeps exceptionally well. (large loaf £3.50)

Tourte au Seigle
Tourte au Seigle

In the non-sourdough section we will have:

Apple & cinnamon scones (£1 each)

Black sticky gingerbread ( £1.50 per piece)

Message me with pre-orders by 7pm Thursday (15th Feb) for collection/delivery on Saturday (17th Feb). Collection from Riddle-Me-Rye HQ (Piershill Terrace) will be available in two slots between 10.30am-11am AND 3pm-5pm. Deliveries in Edinburgh by arrangement between 11am and 3pm. Deliveries are subject to £6 minimum order.

Please note that I can’t give a precise time for deliveries due to the variable nature of the route so I do encourage people to collect where possible if time is a factor. Once all orders are placed I will share my delivery route & approximate timings.

All sourdough loaves made with organic flour from Mungoswells, Doves & Shipton Mill.

Allergen info:

All loaves contain gluten

Roasted sweet potato sourdough contains sesame

Scones contain gluten, milk & eggs.

Gingerbread contains gluten, milk & eggs.

Wandering, but not lost – popup stall at Campervan Brewery Taproom!!

Campervan Brewery Taproom
Campervan Brewery Taproom

We are excited to announce our first pop-up stall which will be taking place at the Campervan Brewery taproom (Jane Street, Leith) on Saturday 24th February from 2pm!!

From humble beginnings brewing out of owner Paul Gibson’s garage, Campervan Brewery have surfed the wave of the rising craft beer tide and quickly established themselves at the forefront of the Edinburgh brewing scene. Moving into a dedicated premises on Leith’s Jane street in January 2017 and taking on full time brewer Max has allowed Campervan Brewery to expand its capacity and meet the growing thirst for their fantastic & innovative range of craft beers.

Wandering, but not lost
Wandering, but not lost

The icing on the cake was the establishment of a brewery taproom at the Jane Street brewery in Autumn 2017 which has been going from strength-to-strength, providing punters with the opportunity to taste their beers onsite – you really can’t get fresher than that! The taproom with 8 keg lines and a well stocked bottle fridge is open every weekend on Friday evenings, and Saturdays all day from 2pm-9pm.

Riddle-Me-Rye will be popping up at the brewery taproom with a stall for the first time on Saturday 24th February. On the day we will have available a range of our sourdough loaves to take away, plus sweet & savoury baked goodies to eat onsite including our sumptuous savoury scones and a new streetfood range of bangin’ sourdough bialys. Keep an eye out for some collaboration products using the superb Campervan brewery beers!!  We can’t wait!

Collaboration brews & bakes
Collaboration brews & bakes

Pre-order details for Saturday 10th February

Hi Folks,

Riddle-Me-Rye is back after a week’s break with a bumper offering of baked goodies! Here’s what’s coming out of the oven this week:

Malted Multigrain sourdough – made with malted wheat flakes, sunflower seeds, malted barley flour, sesame seeds, malted rye grains, pumpkin seeds and linseeds! Flavoursome and nutritious (medium loaf £3)

Malted Multigrain sourdough
Malted Multigrain sourdough

Olive & Rosemary sourdough – classic flavour combination, with a mixture of green & kalamata olives, pumpkin seeds and rosemary (medium loaf £3)

Olive & Rosemary Sourdough
Olive & Rosemary Sourdough

Tourte au Seigle – A traditional French sourdough loaf containing 73% dark rye flour, it has a beautifully complex flavour which continues to develop as the loaf ages. It keeps exceptionally well and has a shelf life running into weeks. (large loaf £3.50)

Tourte au Seigle
Tourte au Seigle

White sourdough – A straight-up white sourdough (medium loaf £2.50)

White sourdough
White sourdough

In the non-bread selection we will have:

Feta cheese, garlic & spring onion scones – £1 each

Feta, garlic & spring onion scones
Feta, garlic & spring onion scones

Lemon & blueberry scones – £1 each

Lemon & blueberry scones
Lemon & blueberry scones

Raspberry & pecan chocolate brownies – £1.50 each

Raspberry & pecan chocolate brownies
Raspberry & pecan chocolate brownies

Message me with pre-orders by 7pm Thursday (8th Feb) for collection/delivery on Saturday (10th Feb). Collection from Riddle-Me-Rye HQ (Piershill Terrace) will be available in two slots between 10.30am-11am AND 2.30pm-3pm. Deliveries in Edinburgh by arrangement between 11am and 2.30pm. Deliveries are subject to £6 minimum order.

Please note that I can’t give a precise time for deliveries due to the variable nature of the route so I do encourage people to collect where possible if time is a factor. Once all orders are placed I will share my delivery route & approximate timings.

All sourdough loaves made with organic flour from Mungoswells, Doves & Shipton Mill.

Allergen info:

All loaves contain gluten
Malted multigrain sourdough contains sesame
All scones contain gluten, milk & eggs.
Brownies contain gluten, eggs & nuts.

Don’t you just LoveThatView?

In our mission to collaborate with other local businesses we are thrilled to announce that Riddle-Me-Rye has partnered up with extremely talented local artist Ben Morris and we will now be stocking some of his wonderful Edinburgh-themed merchandise! When he is not sketching Dr Who artwork for the BBC Ben finds time to recreate some of the world’s most recognisable skylines in his unique & iconic style and markets these under his LoveThatView brand. We are big fans of Ben’s work and really happy to be able to lend our support to LoveThatView!

Riddle-Me-Rye now have a stock of tea towels and tote bags, and these will be available from both our stalls (news of which coming very soon!!) and via our pre-order service.

Love Edinburgh Tea Towel (£9 each)
Love Edinburgh Tea Towel (£9 each)
Love Edinburgh Tote Bag (£5 each)
Love Edinburgh Tote Bag (£5 each)

If you would like to add a tea towel or tote bag to your collection/delivery just send me a note with your pre-order!

 

What is in your bread?

Riddle-Me-Rye White Sourdough
Riddle-Me-Rye White Sourdough

Here is the full list of ingredients in Riddle-Me-Rye white sourdough:

100% organic wheat flour, water, salt.

 

Here is the list of ingredients in a well known British supermarket own-brand white loaf:

Wheat Flour, Water, Yeast, Salt, Rapeseed Oil, Spirit Vinegar, Emulsifiers (Mono- and Di-Acetyl Tartaric Acid Esters of Mono- and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids, Sodium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate, Mono- and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids), Soya Flour, Preservative (Calcium Propionate), Palm Oil, Flour Treatment Agent (Ascorbic Acid).

 

Need I say more?!

Introduction to Beer & Cheese pairing

Do you like beer? Check
Do you like cheese? Check
Do you like bread? Checkmate – In that case we have the event for you!

Delighted to announce that Riddle-Me-Rye will be participating in this beer & cheese matching evening in the Stewart Brewing Dockside Tap (Bernard Street, Leith) on Thursday 22nd February.

You will have the chance to taste 6 beers, 6 British cheeses along with freshly baked breads and oatcakes.

Jakub from Stewart Brewing, Fiona from Wedge cheesemonger and Ian from Riddle-me-Rye will guide you through each beer, cheese and fresh baked bread

Suppliers involved are:

– Stewart Brewing for beers: https://www.stewartbrewing.co.uk/

– Wedge Cheesemonger for cheeses: https://www.facebook.com/wedgecheesemonger/

– Riddle-Me-Rye for bread: https://riddle-me-rye.co.uk/

– Wooleys from Arran for oatcakes: http://www.wooleys.co.uk/

Riddle-Me-Rye will also have a selection of breads available for sale on the evening to take away.

Tickets are available from Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-craft-beer-cheese-pairing-tickets-42453964952

Look forward to seeing you there!

Provenance

Here at Riddle-Me-Rye we put a lot of thought into how to make the best sourdough bread that we possibly can. Great bread starts with great ingredients and so I am delighted to announce that we will be using the wonderful range of wheat flours from Mungoswells as the core ingredients in our sourdough bread!

Mungoswells is a farm, maltings and mill located in Drem in East Lothian, around 20 miles east of Edinburgh. The team at Mungoswells grow all of their own wheat on the farm and mill it onsite using a mill that once belonged to the Swiss army! Having a maltings onsite also allows them to produce a wide range of flours including a malted wheat flour, as well as malted barley for brewers and distillers. I had the pleasure of being shown around the facilities on a recent trip to the mill and it truly is a wonder of engineering to behold!

Harvest in full swing at Mungoswells

Unlike commercial wheat flours the bread flour from Mungoswells has small dark flecks of bran throughout. Since the bran contains much of the fibre and mineral content of the wheat grain, the flour from Mungoswells is more nutritious and flavoursome than bread flours you will find on the supermarket shelves.

In starting up Riddle-Me-Rye as a fledgling bakery business it has been central to my values and vision for the company to work with other local small businesses where possible. I believe in supporting the local economy, building strong relationships with suppliers and collaborating with and supporting other small businesses where I can. Sometimes it is not possible to source ingredients locally – unfortunately we are not blessed with a climate that supports the growing of walnuts and dates! However, where we can source great ingredients locally we will do so and since flour is core to bread making it is extremely fortunate to have such an excellent supplier as Mungoswells right here on our doorstep.

Supplies of Mungoswells flour reporting for duty @ Riddle-Me-Rye HQ

For some of our speciality flours (Khorosan, Spelt, Einkorn etc) we will still need to go a little bit further afield to source these, but I will endevour to work with the best organic suppliers I can and keep you posted on where we are sourcing these ingredients (primarily Shipton Mill at present).

This is the first in a series of announcements about strategic partnerships with other local businesses, so keep your eye on the blog for further exciting news to follow shortly!

A dusk view of harvest time over Mungoswells

 

Pre-order details for Saturday 27th January 2018

Hi Folks,

For this week’s pre-order service I’ll be baking the following:

Barley grain & ale sourdough – fast becoming a customer favourite! (medium loaf £2.75)

Barley grain & ale sourdough

Walnut sourdough – this loaf is packed with walnuts and uses toasted walnut flour in the sourdough culture. Due to the cost of the walnuts it is an expensive loaf to make but has an outstanding flavour and goes exceptionally well with blue & other cheeses (medium loaf £3.50)

Walnut sourdough

Plain white sourdough – a classic. (Medium loaf £2.50, large loaf £3.50)

For those folk who saw the scone sneak preview I can assure you that the scones this week are the best yet!

Gruyere, roasted shallot & thyme scones (wonderfully moist) £1 each
Cherry & almond scones (just like biting into a Bakewell slice!) £1 each.

Scones – Gruyere, Roasted Shallot & Thyme, plus Cherry & Almond

 

Pre-orders by Thursday evening (25th Jan) for collection/delivery on Saturday (27th Jan). Collection from Riddle-Me-Rye HQ (Piershill Terrace) will be available in two slots between 10.30am-11am AND 3pm-4pm. Deliveries by arrangement between 11am and 3pm. Deliveries in the Edinburgh area are subject to £6 minimum order. Please note that I can’t give a precise time for deliveries due to the variable nature of the route and the fact that it is just me(!) so I do encourage people to collect where possible if time is a factor. Once all orders are placed I will share my delivery route & approximate timings.

All sourdough loaves made with organic flour from Mungoswells, Doves & Shipton Mill.

Allergen info:
All loaves contain gluten
Walnut sourdough contains nuts & milk (butter)

All scones contain gluten, milk & eggs.
Cherry & almond scones also contain nuts.

New Pre-order Service

Delighted to announce that we have now launched a pre-order service in the Edinburgh area. Simply place an order by Thursday evening and receive freshly baked sourdough loaves  and other goodies to your door on Saturday morning. Collection service also available from Riddle-Me-Rye HQ.

First batch of pre-orders delivered January 2018

Each week we’ll post a rotating selection of what’s on offer for the week on our facebook page facebook.com/RiddleMeRye so please feel free to have a browse at what’s available and pop a message in our inbox if anything tickles your fancy!

The range will be expanding over the coming weeks and will cover our full range of sourdough loaves, heritage grains, sweet treats and dairy-free options!