Sourdough arrives in Marlborough with Rudies micro-bakery
There’s a new baker in town. Ex-London chef and software developer, Emile Darroch-Davies has turned his back on city life, returned to his Marlborough roots and opened his own bakery in his converted garage.
Rudies’ Bakery - after Emile’s middle name Rudolph – is already supplying fresh bread and pastries to several shops and cafes in town and a customer on-line ordering service is now available.
Emile told marlborough.news: “I’d been baking for friends and family for a while and I wanted to give my own business a go. I’m passionate about bread-making. It’s always exciting to open the oven – the smells, and holding something you’ve created – it’s very satisfying.”
“Bread is the most basic food but at the same time so versatile. Good, honest bread should be available in every town, to everyone.”
Emile’s signature product is sourdough. He also bakes bloomers, baguettes and pastries which marlborough.news can confirm are very light and tasty! The bread is made from organic flour from Shipton Mill and is naturally leavened using wild ferment, a process of combining flour and water to develop a culture.
Each batch takes thirty six hours and during this time Emile hand turns the dough to gauge its development. “Bread made in this way has a more complex flavour, can be easier to digest and in some cases more palatable for those with intolerances.”
“I also want to provide a decent gluten free selection. It’s a personal mission of mine to perfect a sourdough gluten free loaf, but I want to produce as much as possible for everyone to enjoy.”
Emile is keen to work with local producers and is hoping to get raw milk from local dairies and he wants to use local grains. He is already collaborating with the Wiltshire brewery, Stone Angel, who make ale in the medieval way using herbs. He will be producing some special bread containing ale for their first anniversary.
As well as on-line sales, Emile will be running a stall outside Andrews Butchers, Marlborough High Street, every other Saturday. On-line orders can currently be collected from Bunces. The new Packaging Not Included, Zero Waste shop will be selling Emile’s products when it opens in Hughenden Yard later this month.