I am delighted to have been invited to participate in this cracking event which is being jointly organised by the owners of two wonderful Edinburgh Old Town cafes – Tasty Buns (Bread Street) and Pinnies & Poppy Seeds (St Mary’s Street).
The idea is to bring together a range of small producers under one roof and give folk the chance to sample a range of their wares. It will take place on Sunday 21st October from 11am – 5pm in the Hub on the Royal Mile.
In addition to Tasty Buns and Pinnies & Poppy Seeds the other producers taking part include Bada Budan, Sugar Daddy’s, Moo Pie Gelato, Mr Eion coffee roasters, Grace & Co, Mademoislle Macaron, Casa Angelina and The Haven cafe.
Riddle-Me-Rye will have the following baked goods available in addition to our full range of stock items:
Riddler plain sourdough
Chocolate, orange & hazelnut sourdough
Roasted beetroot, black sesame & toasted coconut sourdough (silver medal winner #scotbreadchamps 2018!)
Foreign Extra Rye sourdough
Lemon & Vanilla Brioche buns
Traditional Italian Focaccia with a choice of three toppings (Cherry tomato & thyme / Courgette & parmesan / Red onion & gruyere)
Hope some of you can make it along to the Treat Fest! It would be great to have a chance to chat!
We are back in action co-hosting another beer & cheese pairing evening at Campervan Brewery Taproom on Thursday 7th June! Our sourdough bread will be the vehicle for some wonderful combinations of craft beer from Campervan Brewery and artisanal cheeses from I.J. Mellis Cheesemonger. You’ll have a chance to taste 6 beers from Campervan Brewery plus 6 cheeses from I.J. Mellis, with Riddle-Me-rye sourdough breads to compliment the pairings.
There will be a tour of the brewery followed by the tasting session where Paul from Campervan Brewery will talk you through his selection of amazing craft beers; Rory from I.J. Mellis will describe his platter of delicious artisan cheeses; and Ian from Riddle-Me-Rye will discuss his sourdough breads. There will also be a small selection of whole loaves available to purchase on the night.
The event starts at 7pm and is located at Campervan Brewery, 112 Jane Street, Leith. Tickets are available here
As I’m sure many of you are aware we have participated in a couple of beer and cheese pairing evenings over the last few months, supplying Riddle-Me-Rye sourdough for an event with Stewart Brewing at the Dockside Tap and also more recently for an event at Campervan Brewery. Well we have some more exciting news along a similar theme, however this time we are supplying our sourdough for a beer & charcuterie pairing evening!
The charcuterie will be supplied by Edinburgh newcomer East Coast Cured. If you haven’t heard of them check out their website and facebook page. They produce outstandingly good Scottish cured meats, salalmis and chorizos and are already making a great name for themselves in foodie circles.
They also have the cutest shop on Restalrig Road which is well worth a trip to explore.
For this event the East Coast Cured meats will be paired with some fantastic beers from Campervan Brewery and of course some sourdough from ourselves. I’m really honoured to be involved in this event and inspired to work with other amazing local producers in Edinburgh. It feels like there is so much happening in the artisan food & drink business at the moment – lots of exciting innovations and collaborations going on!
The event will take place at Campervan Brewery taproom (112 Jane Street, Leith) on the 10th May at 7pm and tickets are available via Eventbrite here.
Use the code LOVEBEER at the checkout to receive a £3 discount!
I’m pleased to announce that we’re back at Campervan Brewery taproom on the evening of Thursday 12th April! This time our sourdough bread will be the vehicle for some wonderful combinations of beer & cheese. Six beers from Campervan Brewery will be matched with six cheeses from Wedge Cheesemongers, with Riddle-Me-Rye sourdough as an accompaniment.
There will be a tour of the brewery followed by the tasting session where Max & Paul from Campervan Brewery will talk you through their selection of amazing craft beers; Fiona from Wedge will describe her platter of delicious artisan cheeses; and Ian from Riddle-Me-Rye will discuss his sourdough breads. There will also be a small selection of whole loaves available to purchase on the night.
The event starts at 7pm and is located at Campervan Brewery, 112 Jane Street, Leith. Tickets are available on Eventbrite here
Just to let you know of a slight change of plan that we won’t be doing stalls at the Food & Flea market again in the near future and will instead be resuming the pre-order / delivery service on Saturdays instead. Unfortunately after falling foul of the weather a couple of times recently it seems that outdoor markets are too unpredictable at this time of year. I also want to showcase my sourdough bread in the best possible light and feel that the cold and wind negatively affect product quality. Sometimes when you start a new business you have to try a few things out to find what works and what doesn’t.
Therefore I’ve decided to focus on the pre-order / delivery service instead which seemed to work well and received quite a bit of positive feedback. In addition I will continue to do occasional events such as the Campervan Brewery taproom and Beer & Cheese pairing evenings. I may look again at doing a few markets over the summer when the weather is better.
So for now I will offer 3-4 sourdough breads each week plus occasional treats in addition to my stock items such as That’s Jammy Jams & Chutneys and Love That View tea towels & tote bags. Just as it worked previously – orders placed by Thursday evening for delivery/collection on Saturdays. Payment can be made by card, cash or bank transfer.
Pre-order details for this Saturday (24th March) can be found here.
This week sees Riddle-Me-Rye back at Campervan Brewery taproom with a pop-up stall on St Patricks day (Saturday 17th) from 12noon!
Read on for what we have planned…
1/ White Sourdough – a straight-up sourdough made with Mungoswells organic white flour. Good for all occasions!
2/ Olive & Rosemary sourdough – classic flavour combination, with a mixture of green & kalamata olives, pumpkin seeds and rosemary.
3/ Walnut sourdough – packed with walnuts and uses toasted walnut flour in the sourdough culture. It has a mauve coloured crumb due to the walnut flour and a deep buttery walnut flavour which works exceptionally well with blue cheeses.
4/ Seeded Khorasan sourdough – Khorasan is an ancient grain with a rich, nutty, buttery flavour. It is more nutritious than modern wheat and is high in protein, fibre, B vitamins and minerals. If that wasn’t enough, we have added a blend of malted wheat flakes, barley flakes, sunflower seeds, millet and oats to this sourdough for extra flavour and bite!
5/ Sourdough Bialys – These delicious chewy savouries are great with beer! They were originally made by Jewish bakers in Bialystok, Poland. On the day we will have several different flavours available, including cheese, onion & chorizo.
6/ Ploughmans scones – made with cheese, pickle & apple
7/ Vintage cheddar, bacon & English mustard scones
8/ Cherry Grenade brownies – made with sour cherries & Campervan Brewery Cherry Grenade beer!
9/ Matcha (Green tea) blondies – since it is St Patricks day we thought something luridly green would be appropriate!
After last week’s disappointing cancellation due to the “Beast from the East” Riddle-Me-Rye is back with a bumper crop of goodies to tempt you this weekend – Saturday 10th March, and we’ll be in fine form at the Food & Flea from 11am-5pm.
Here’s what we are plotting and planning to bake for the event:
1/ Roasted sweet potato, rosemary and 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.
2/ Malted Multigrain sourdough
Made with malted wheat flakes, sunflower seeds, malted barley flour, sesame seeds, malted rye grains, pumpkin seeds and linseeds! This loaf is flavoursome and highly nutritious.
3/ Beetroot & Black Sesame sourdough
This loaf was a gift from the Beast from the East! Snowed in to Riddle-Me-Rye HQ with only my sourdough starter for company I had the chance to experiment with flavour and colour combinations and this one turned out a stunner! The beetroot and black sesame compliment each other beautifully with earthy, nutty flavours and a slight sweetness from the juicy roasted beetroot chunks. I would use this to make an open sandwich layered with hummus, rocket and roast chicken, dressed simply with a little olive oil, salt and black pepper. Or whatever else takes your fancy!
4/ Chocolate, orange and hazelnut sourdough
This bread is insane! It is THE perfect breakfast bread – forget nutella, forget marmalade, forget toast, this bread has is all going on! It really pushes the boundaries of what a sourdough can be. Try it once and you will be hooked – breakfast will never be quite the same again!
5/ 100% Dark Rye Sourdough (tin loaf)
Made with 100% dark rye flour this loaf stays moist for over a week. Rye is flavoursome and nutritious and this loaf has a distinct sourness which contrasts with the earthy nutty rye beautifully. A favourite on the European continent, it definitely deserves more attention on these shores so I will keep pushing it! 🙂
6/ Sourdough Bialys
These cheeky little devils went down a storm at the Campervan Brewery taproom so we are bringing them to the Food & Flea! They were originally made by Jewish bakers in Bialystok, Poland. On the day we will have a few different varieties, but you will have to pop along to the stall to find out what!
7/ Feta, garlic and spring onion scones
8/ Cherry & Almond scones – just like biting into a bakewell slice!
9/ Raspberry & pecan brownies
Last but not least “Fifteens” are a firm favourite of kids and adults alike in Northern Ireland, where I come from. Every self-respecting cafe whether old-school or hipster has these bad boys available. So I am sharing the joy by bringing them to the streets of Edinburgh – you have to try these!
As if all of that wasn’t enough I will have an awesome range of goodies available from some other local businesses, read on!
When Nick and Hilary aren’t busy being all-round lovely people they find the time to create wonderful homemade flavoured and cultured butters. Very exciting to have them available on the Riddle-Me-Rye stall for the first time, I’m sure we can pair them up with some of our bread no problemo!
These superb jams and chutneys made by Leith local Chelley Campbell pack in much more fruit & flavour compared with what you can find in the supermarkets. I think we will be cracking open some samples to pair them with our scones this weekend!
Just to let you know that the Food & Flea market has been cancelled for Saturday 3rd March due to the predicted bad weather conditions.
Therefore there will be no Riddle-Me-Rye stall this weekend but rest assured we will be hard at work, testing out some new recipes in preparation for the stall at the Food & Flea on Saturday 10th March instead.
This week sees Riddle-Me-Rye’s first pop-up stall taking place at Campervan Brewery (112 Jane Street, Leith) on Saturday 24th Feb from 2pm. We have a full array of goodies on offer including a couple of specials using some of Campervan Brewery’s fantastic beers! Read on for details…
Please note that customers are still welcome to place pre-orders if they wish to reserve any items, however, there will be no delivery service this week and collections are from Campervan Brewery taproom only.
1/ Barley Grain & Ale Sourdough made with Campervan’s Leith Juice! We have given this customer favourite a makeover and will be using Leith Juice in the dough to celebrate our collaboration with Campervan Brewery! Get it while it lasts! (medium loaf £3)
2/ 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)
3/ Olive & Rosemary sourdough – classic flavour combination, with a mixture of green & kalamata olives, pumpkin seeds and rosemary (medium loaf £3)
4/ 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)
5/ 100% Dark Rye sourdough – this tin loaf is made with pure wholemeal rye and is hard to beat for flavour, digestibility and nutritional content. This type of bread is popular in continental Europe but also catching on here for people who for cannot tolerate wheat (medium loaf £3)
6/ Sourdough Bialys – These delicious chewy savouries are great with beer!
They were originally made by Jewish bakers in Bialystok, Poland. On the day we will have a few different varieties, with cheese & onion, poppyseed, and sesame seed sure to feature (£3 each)