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Week 21: Pampushky (Ukraine)

Pampushky is a garlic bread that originated in Ukraine. The garlic is not actually added when baking the bread, like American-style garlic bread is, but instead after the bread is finished.

While I am sharing the savory garlic bread version of pampushky, there are also sweet alternatives.

Popular sweet pampushky variations are fried, so they are similar to American doughnuts.

This garlic bread is typically served with a bowl of borscht soup, but it works with other kinds of stews/soups as well!





  • 2 1/4 cups flour, divided

  • 1 cup warm water

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1 green garlic, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  1. In a large bowl, mix 1 1/4 cups flour, water, sugar and yeast together. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator overnight.

  2. In the morning, take out your sponge mixture and add 1 cup of the remaining flour and salt. Knead together for 4 minutes, and divide into 8 sections. Roll each section into a ball.

  3. Grease an 8-inch cake pan or skillet with butter. Place the eight bread rolls, leaving some space in between each section. Cover and let the bread rise for an hour.

  4. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Place your bread to bake for 18 minutes.

  5. While your bread is baking, mix the green onion, parsley, and oil. Sprinkle immediately over the bread after you take it out of the oven.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳



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