Pampushki (PAHM-poosh-kee) is a plural form of pampushka (PAHM-poosh-kah). Pampushki are small buns that are traditionally served with borsch in Ukraine. After baking, they are tossed with garlic-oil mixture. Serve them warm with borsch.
- Garlic – 2-3 medium cloves
- Salt – a pinch
- Oil – 1 Tbsp
- Water – 2 Tbsp
- Combine all the dry ingredients.
- Add water and oil and make dough.
- Knead until it becomes smooth and elastic about 10 minutes.
- Cover the dough with a kitchen towel or a napkin and let double during 1.5-2 hours in warm place.
- Put it down and let it double one more time.
- Divide the dough into small balls about 20-25 g/0.7-0.9 oz each.
- Put them in an oiled round baking dish in concentric circles leaving some space between the balls.
- Let them rise in warm place again (about 30 minutes).
- Start preheating the oven to 400F.
- Brush pamushki with eggwash and put into the oven.
- Bake 20-22 minutes or until the pampushki get golden brown.
- For garlic sauce, mince the garlic and mix it with oil, water and salt.
- Take pampushki out and spoon some garlic sauce over the top.
- Put into the oven for 1 more minute.
- Serve warm with borsch.