Emily Cuddeford of Twelve Triangles

Emily Cuddeford of Twelve Triangles

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We find out what a typical day involves for the Twelve Triangles’ head baker, Emily Cuddeford.

I wake up…

…when my alarm goes off at 5.30am which also wakes my two sausage dogs so I have a bit of a play with them before checking my emails over coffee. I don’t bother with breakfast as the first thing I’ll do at work is taste our fresh loaves. I only live five minutes from our bakery in Leith so I’ll throw on leggings and a jumper and walk round for 6.30am.
 

The best part is…

…the creativity of my job. In the three years I’ve worked here, I have never been bored. There is so much to learn, especially when it comes to sourdough – it might be made of three basic ingredients - flour, water and salt – but there are infinite outcomes for your final loaf. I also love the opportunity to cook for people, planning and hosting pop-up dinners where we get customers and budding bakers together to chat about and eat good food. It’s a privilege to do what I love every day and help other people learn to do it for themselves.
 

Emily Cuddeford of Twelve Triangles

After hours…

I take the dogs to the park then go home and do yoga. After moving around 25 kilo sacks of flour, it’s good to stretch out. I cook most nights, normally a salad, as I eat bread and baked goods all day. My current go to is a mix of charred brocolli, roast squash, tomatoes, peppers and chicken with an egg on top (because everything tastes better with an egg on top).
 

Downtime…

I got a record player for Christmas and my other half has a pretty good record collection so I’m working through that in the evenings. I’ll read a bit then I usually head to bed around 10pm and pass out pretty quickly.
 

In 10 years time…

I hope I’ll still be doing what I love. Three years ago, I wouldn’t have dreamed I would be in the position I’m in now. One of the most important things I’ve learnt is not to limit yourself and just go for what you want.
 

Twelve Triangles, 90 Brunswick St, Edinburgh, EH7 4AQ, Tel: 0131 629 4664, www.twelvetriangles.com

twelve triangles / emily cuddeford / baker

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