Nothing beats cooking to warm up the mood. Today, heading east with Ukrainian garlic bread.
This Sunday, as the war has just entered its fourth month, we pay tribute to Ukrainian cuisine. Between varenykys (raviolis), syrnikis (small pancakes), borscht (soup)… the choice is vast, just like a gourmet and rich gastronomy. We finally stop on the pumpushsky, a bread with garlic and flat parsley, whose recipe comes from the special edition of Simple, for the benefit of humanitarian aid in Ukraine (1). Pumpushsky is ideal for a picnic, a brunch or as an aperitif, as an accompaniment to a cocktail with or without alcohol.
For a bread that will satisfy 4 people, you will need: 1 egg yolk; 400g of flour; 1 bunch of flat-leaf parsley; 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar; 4 cloves of garlic; 10 g dry baker’s yeast; 1 pinch of salt ; 22.5 cl of lukewarm water.
Mix the flour, baking powder and sugar. Add lukewarm water and salt, mix 1 min and knead 5 min. Cover (with a clean tea towel) and let rise for an hour (ideally in a warm room).
Form 6 balls, place them in an oiled dish and leave to rise for 45 minutes. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Glaze with egg and bake for 25 minutes. Mix the chopped parsley with the pressed garlic and 2 tablespoons of oil. Add to hot bread and enjoy.
(1) Simple cook and help Ukraine by Jean-François Mallet, ed. Hachette Cuisine, April 2022. 10 euros. The rights and benefits are reversed at the Fondation de France.