Pampushky (Ukrainian Garlic Bread)

Pampushky (Ukrainian Garlic Bread)

Pampushky (Ukrainian Garlic Bread) recipe! Soft yeast rolls are baked until golden and brushed with a garlic oil while still hot.
  • Course Side Dish
  • Cuisine Ukrainian
  • Keyword bread, garlic, Ukraine, Ukrainian
  • Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Resting Time: 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Total Time 10 hours 10 minutes
  • Servings 8 Rolls


  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (7 grams) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (225 milliliters) lukewarm water 105-115˚F (40-46˚C)
  • 2 1/2 cups (325 grams) white bread flour plus more for dusting, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (8 grams) fine sea salt


  • 3 tablespoons (45 milliliters) sunflower oil plus more for greasing the pan
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 large egg beaten


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer or a large bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the warm water along with the sugar. Stir to combine and allow to rest until frothy, 5-10 minutes.
  • Mix in 1 1/4 cups (163 grams) of the bread flour, cover with plastic, and allow to rest in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Mix in the remaining 1 1/4 cups (163 grams) flour and the salt. On a floured work surface, knead the dough until smooth and elastic.
  • Grease a round 9 inch (23 centimeter) ovenproof dish with oil.
  • Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Form each piece into a ball and arrange in the oiled dish.
  • Cover and allow to rest at room temperature until doubled and the rolls are touching.
  • Preheat oven to 425˚F (220˚C).
  • In a small bowl, combine the 3 tablespoons oil, garlic, parsley, and salt. Set aside.
  • Once the pampushky have risen, brush with the beaten egg and bake until golden, 20-25 minutes.
  • Immediately brush with the garlic oil and serve warm.
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