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baking dish with pampushky covered in garlic and dill

pampushki | ukrainian garlic bread rolls

  • Author: Brittney
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Rest Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 15



  • warm water ½ c (120 ml)
  • sugar ½ tbsp
  • active dry yeast ¼ oz (7 g)
  • bread flour 3.5-4 c (450-500 g)
  • (spooned and leveled*)
  • salt 1.5 tsp
  • milk ½ c (120 ml)
  • (plus additional for brushing)
  • eggs (lightly beaten) 2 large
  • melted butter 3 tbsp (40 g)

garlic dill topping

  • vegetable oil 1 tbsp
  • (sunflower oil works well)
  • water 1 tbsp
  • chopped fresh dill 2-3 tbsp
  • minced garlic 5 cloves
  • salt a pinch


  1. Combine the warm water, sugar and active dry yeast in a small bowl. Set aside for 10 minutes or until foamy.
  2. Mix together the flour and salt in a separate bowl.
  3. Add the foamy yeast mixture to the flour and pour in the milk, eggs and melted butter. Mix the dough until it begins to form and then turn out onto your working surface and knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes).
  4. Shape the dough into a ball and place in a greased bowl. Cover and set aside in a warm space for about one hour or until it doubles in size.
  5. Once the dough has doubled in size, punch it down several times with your hands. Divide into 15 pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Place the pampushki in a greased 13×8 inch (32×20 cm) baking dish and cover with a kitchen towel. Set aside in a warm space for 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C).
  7. Brush the pampushki with milk and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. While the pampushki are baking, make the topping. In a small bowl combine the oil, water, chopped dill, minced garlic and salt.
  9. Spoon the topping over the pampushki as soon as they come out of the oven. Cover with a kitchen towel until ready to eat (this also gives the topping a chance to really infuse the pampushki).


Spooned and leveled: Scooping a measuring cup into a flour container can result in much more flour than intended, which can affect the success of your rolls. To get a more accurate measurement, use a spoon to lightly scoop flour into the measuring cup until it’s completely full. Then run the back of a knife over the cup to gently scrape off any excess.

  • Cuisine: ukrainian

Keywords: pampushki, garlic bread, garlic rolls, ukrainian rolls