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Raised In Rampton

39 High Street, Rampton, CB24 8QE (pre order only)

07931 635 564

www.raisedinrampton.co.uk

When Alice Brown began experimenting with soft pillowy sourdough during the first lockdown, she never dreamt she’d sell even one of her handcrafted loaves.
But fast forward two years, and thanks to her mastery of sourdough technique and flare for creating incredible flavour combinations, she now bakes around 300 sourdough loaves each week.

 

Alice’s artisan microbakery, Raised in Rampton, is based in her expansive home kitchen and kitted out with specialist Belgian bread ovens and the biggest mixers we’ve ever seen!
There, she concocts mouth-watering sourdough flavours including cheese and marmite; jalapeno and smoked cheddar; olive, oregano and garlic; and stout, stilton and walnut, alongside classic white loaves and deliciously dark rye bread, as authentic as that of her native Germany.

 

There are sweet confections too; think sourdough cookies (peanut butter pretzel, sea salt, chilli and chocolate) and ‘cruffins’ (croissant/muffin hybrids) in delectable flavours including lemon meringue and black forest.
Alice’s passion for baking harks back to her childhood; she fondly recalls making marble cake with her mum, Christmas cookies with her nan and more recently baking with daughter Ava.

 

Her adventures with sourdough began in April 2020, and by June she’d sold her first loaf, a few months later found her first stockist (The Longhorn Farm Shop, Cottenham) and by the end of October had left her pharmaceutical company job to bake full time.

 

Today, Raised in Rampton graces the shelves of Longhorn Farmshop, The Bushel Box Farm Shop in Willingham, The Nook at Swavesey, and The Larder over at Burwash Manor. Alice also sells at pop-ups in Northstowe, Swavesey, Histon and via Click It Local.
Alice’s small batch bakes, made with organic flours and encased in biodegradable bags, are literally selling like hot cakes, as the saying goes. With customer reviews declaring her bread ‘the best sourdough ever eaten’ it’s not hard to see why!