Make this tear-and-share Ukrainian garlic bread and serve with your favourite soups and stews. It pairs beautifully with our pork rib bortsch recipe

  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:15 mins
    • Cook:30 mins
    • plus 1hr 10 mins proving
  • Easy
  • Makes 12

Nutrition: Per serving


  • 100g butter, plus extra for the dish
  • 250ml milk
  • 400g strong white bread flour
  • 10g fast-action dried yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar

For the topping

  • 2 tsp sunflower oil, plus extra for proving
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 5-6 dill sprigs, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp vinegar


  • STEP 1

    Butter a 20cm round ovenproof dish. Warm the milk in a small saucepan over a low heat until just steaming, then add the butter and stir until melted. Remove from the heat and leave to cool to room temperature. Mix the flour, yeast, sugar and ½ tsp salt together in a bowl, then pour in the milk. Stir together until a rough dough forms, or bring together with your hands.

  • STEP 2

    Knead the dough with your hands for around 8 mins, or until it’s smooth and elastic and springs back slightly when gently pressed. (It should not stick to your hands.) Shape into a ball, then transfer to a clean, oiled bowl. Cover and leave to prove in a warm place for 40-45 mins until doubled in size.

  • STEP 3

    Divide the dough into 12, and roll each piece into a ball. Arrange these in the dish, then leave to prove for another 30 mins until they start to join together. Heat the oven to 200C/ 180C fan/gas6. Bake for 25-30 mins.

  • STEP 4

    For the topping, combine all the ingredients together, then drizzle this over the pampushky while still hot from the oven. Leave to cool slightly, then serve warm.

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