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New baking book raising dough for Ukraine

Recipe contributors include a host of Real Bread bakers.

Knead Peace logo. Copyright: Knead Peace

Knead Peace logo. Copyright: Knead Peace

Knead Peace is a volume of baking recipes inspired by Anna Makievska and her team at The Bakehouse, Kyiv. They continue to bake genuine sourdough bread around the clock during the Russian invasion, distributing up to 1000 free loaves a day to soldiers, hospitals, older people and those who live in cities hit by Russia. Makievska said: “Baking connects good people and lets them understand each other no matter what language they speak.” 

The Knead Peace initiative was founded by chef Andrew Green with the belief that the baking community has the power to make a difference. £2.50 from every copy sold in the UK will be donated to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal of the Disasters Emergency Committee, who help to provide food, water, shelter, healthcare and protection to families fleeing from conflict.


The bakers and chefs who have donated recipes include a host of Real Bread Campaign supporters:

Richard Bertinet (The Bertinet Kitchen), Alexandre Bettler (Today Bread), Wayne Caddy, Sally Clarke (Sally Clarke’s), Angharad Conway and Lance Gardner (Ty Melin Bakery), Sophia Handschuh (Sourdough Sophia), Vanessa Kimbell (The Sourdough School), Campbell Macfarlane (Rackmaster), Kate Marton (Hylsten Bakery), Ben McKinnon (e5 Bakehouse), Thomas Soccija (Grad Moulins de Paris), Kitty Tait (The Orange Bakery), Baneta Yelda (Companion Bakery), Cindy Zurias (26 Degrees).

Knead Peace is published by Kyle Books, RRP £25. 

The Real Bread Campaign encourages you to support your local, independent bookshop. If you don’t have one nearby, or want to order online, passes on 10-30% of a book’s cover price to support indies.

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Published 31 Oct 2022

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