Simple Sourdough – Recipes from the world’s best bakers in support of Ukraine


Inspired by the resilient spirit of Anna Makievska and The Bakehouse, Kyiv, who have continued to bake day and night throughout the conflict, Knead Peace is a unique collection of beautiful bakes in support of Ukraine. With recipes donated by esteemed bakeries from across the globe, £2.50 from the sale of each print copy of Knead Peace sold in the UK is donated to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal of the Disasters Emergency Committee.




This recipe was donated by Anne Sofie Kuhr Brasen & Peter Jespersen


Makes 2 LOAVES



400g Wheat flour

100g Wholemeal flour

120g Active sourdough (fed the night before)

320g Water

15g Salt

Dutch Oven or cast iron lidded pot

If adding the Seeds for Solidarity Porridge it should be added at the end of Step 2, after the final Stretch & Fold.






  1. Mix the flour and water until well incorporated. Then cover and let it sit at room temperature for one hour. After the hour add the sourdough and salt. Mix by hand until well incorporated.
  1. Place the dough on the work surface without flour. Do 5 minutes of Slap & Fold technique to knead the dough.
  2. Place dough in a container and let it relax for 30 minutes. Do 3 sets of Stretch & Fold at 30 minutes intervals and after the final one end with a 30-minute rest.
  1. Cover the dough and place in the refrigerator overnight to ferment in a container three times larger than the dough.



  1. Divide and Shape: Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface and flour the to divide dough into 2 pieces. Pre-shape with the dough and cover and leave to rest for 30 minutes. Then you can shape into a round loaf and place in a floured proving baskets with the seam side on the top.
  1. Once shaped, cover with plastic and let it proof for 2 hours in warm area.
  1. Baking: Preheat oven and dutch oven for 1 hour at 250C.Score the loaves with a simple cut lengthwise just before going in the oven. Once the oven is pre heated gently tip the loaf on to a baking parchment and gently place inside the dutch oven and spray the loaf with a fine mist of water and place the lid on.
  1. Bake with steam for 10 minutes at 250C. Lower temperature to 210C and bake for an additional 25 minutes or so with the lid off.


This is an extract from Knead Peace by Andrew Green.


Click here to find out more about the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal of the Disasters Emergency Committee.