Pampushky (Ukrainian Garlic Bread) (2024)

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Pampushky (Ukrainian Garlic Bread) recipe for #BakingBloggers! Soft yeast rolls are baked until golden and brushed with a garlic oil while still hot. Perfect for pairing with Borshch (Ukrainian Beet Broth).

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Baking Bloggers

After a few months break while adjusting to our cross-country move, I am finally participating in #BakingBloggers again!Created by Sue of Palatable Pastime, #BakingBloggers get together monthly to vote on a different baking project.

For October, we are baking with garlic and I am joining in with a recipe for Pampushky (Ukrainian Garlic Bread)!

Pampushky (Ukrainian Garlic Bread)

I first came across Pampushky while reviewing Mamushka last year (I shared Olia’s recipe for Uzvar, a Ukrainian Winter Punch) and have made them a few times since. These soft yeast-based rolls are generally topped with garlic oil, but there may be variations such as poppy seeds andNatasha’s Kitchen even includes bacon.

The rolls do require proofing overnight, but aren’t overly difficult to assemble. The base is created with a sponge from the activated yeast and half of the flour. After refrigerating overnight, the remaining flour is mixed in and kneaded to make a smooth and elastic dough.

The dough is then divided into 8 equal pieces, formed into balls, and arranged in the prepared baking dish. At this point, the dough will rise again, about 30 minutes to an hour, until doubled in size and touching. They are baked until golden and the tops are brushed with a garlic oil and finely chopped parsley.

The Pampushky are best warm from the oven served alongside Borshch, a Ukrainian beet broth.

Looking for more ways to use garlic?

Try my:

  • Macaroon Bil Toum (Lebanese Garlic Noodles)
  • Longganisa Hubad (Filipino Garlic Sausage Patties)
  • Garlic Butter Sauce for Pasta
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Pampushky (Ukrainian Garlic Bread) Recipe

Adapted from Mamushka

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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 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes minutes

Resting Time: 9 hours hours 30 minutes minutes

Total Time 10 hours hours 10 minutes 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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Reader Interactions


  1. Wendy Klik

    These look amazing. I’m so glad your back joining us Tara….I always love your recipes.


    • Tara

      Thanks so much!


  2. Stacy

    What beautiful golden orbs, Tara! I love the way they shine from the garlic oil you’ve brushed on.


    • Tara

      Thanks! I especially love the crackling sound while brushing the oil on. Makes such a lovely crispy crust.


  3. Karen

    These rolls are gorgeous with the garlic and parsley. Interesting concept of only using some of the flour for the first rise. I’ll definitely have to try this!


  4. Sue Lau

    This pan of rolls would be perfect for a small holiday gathering!


  5. Simply Inspired Meals

    These look delicious and it’s fun to learn about foods from other countries.


  6. Renu

    Loved this, such a beautiful colour crust it is


  7. Lauren

    Those look and sound amazing! I might have to make a place for those rolls on my Thanksgiving menu this year.


  8. Dannii

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    This is so beautiful! Anything with garlic is good with me.


  9. Amanda Wren-Grimwood

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    These look amazing and far different to the garlic bread I am used to. Can’t wait to make these!


  10. Mandy Applegate

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    So good and so easy!


  11. sonia

    I love making bread at home.
    I will be making this recipe over the weekend


  12. Danielle Wolter

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    These sound incredible! I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for the detailed instructions for making them.


  13. Ann

    So I want to serve these in the evening fresh. Can I leave the bowl in the oven for the first rise until noon the next day? These look delicious!


    • Tara

      Hi Ann! Unfortunately, they cannot be left at room temperature for that long or the dough will overproof.


  14. Hope

    How long should the dough rest at room temp before baking?


    • Tara

      Hi Hope! It will depend on your kitchen temperature and climate. They should rest until the rolls are doubled and touching. Usually about 30 minutes to 1 hour.


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