What a cute name ‘Pampushky’ is for these Ukrainian bread rolls! The singular form is ‘Pampushka’ and that sounds even cuter. ‘Pampushky’ have similar texture to Doughnuts, and they can be baked or fried. The world famous Ukrainian Soup ‘Borscht’ is often served with ‘Pampushky’ with ‘Garlic & Dill Oil’. If you like Garlic Bread made with Garlic & Parsley, you would enjoy the Ukrainian version with Dill.


8 Rolls *Today I made 9 Rolls


2 cups Bread Flour *plus extra
2 teaspoons (7g) Dry Yeast
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Sugar
2 Eggs *whisked, save 1 tablespoonful for glazing
1/2 cup Warm Milk
2 tablespoons Sunflower Oil *OR melted Butter

Garlic & Dill Oil
2 tablespoons Sunflower Oil *OR Olive Oil
2 cloves Garlic *grated OR minced
2 tablespoons finely chopped Dill
1/2 teaspoon Salt

  1. Combine Bread Flour, Yeast, Salt and Sugar in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and pour in Eggs (save 1 tablespoonful for glazing), Milk and Oil. Mix well and knead, adding extra Flour as required, for 2 to 3 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  2. Cover with a plate or plastic wrap, and set aside in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  3. Grease a cake tin about 20cm in size, round or square, with Oil OR Butter.
  4. Divide the dough into 8 OR 9 portions, depending on the layout in the tin you use, roll each portion into a ball, and place in the prepared tin. Cover with a plate or plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  5. Preheat oven to 200℃. Gently brush with the saved Egg, and bake for about 15 minutes or until nicely browned.
  6. Garlic & Dill Oil: In a small bowl, combine Oil, Garlic, Dill and Salt, and spread it over the hot ‘Pampushky’. *Note: You can serve Garlic & Dill Oil as a dip or spread.