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Pampushky with Sour Cream and Honey Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup warm milk
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup honey

Special equipment needed:
- Mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Baking sheet
- Pastry brush

Step-by-step instructions:

1. In a mixing bowl, combine the warm milk, warm water, active dry yeast, and granulated sugar. Stir to dissolve the yeast and sugar. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until the mixture becomes frothy.

2. Add the flour, salt, vegetable oil, and egg to the bowl. Mix everything together with a wooden spoon until a dough forms.

3. Knead the dough for 5-10 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.

4. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let the dough rise in a warm place for 1 hour.

5. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

6. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and shape them into small balls.

7. Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

8. Brush the tops of the balls with vegetable oil.

9. Bake the pampushky for 15-20 minutes until they become golden brown.

10. In a small bowl, mix together the sour cream and honey.

11. Serve the warm pampushky with the sour cream and honey mixture on the side.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes
375°F (190°C)
Serving size:
12 pampushky

Nutritional information:
Calories: 150
Fat: 6g
Carbohydrates: 21g
Protein: 3g
Sodium: 100mg
Sugar: 7g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use bread flour instead of all-purpose flour for a chewier texture.
- You can use honey or maple syrup instead of granulated sugar.
- You can use melted butter instead of vegetable oil.

- You can add garlic powder, dried herbs, or grated cheese to the dough for a savory version.
- You can sprinkle sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or coarse salt on top of the pampushky before baking.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure the milk and water are warm, but not hot, to avoid killing the yeast.
- Knead the dough well to develop the gluten and create a light texture.
- Let the dough rise in a warm place, such as near a window or on top of a warm oven.
- Brush the pampushky with oil before baking to create a shiny crust.

Storage instructions:
- You can store the pampushky in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
- You can freeze the pampushky for up to 1 month. Let them thaw at room temperature before reheating.

Reheating instructions:
- To reheat the pampushky, place them in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for 5-10 minutes until warm.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the pampushky on a rustic wooden board or platter.
- Drizzle the sour cream and honey mixture over the pampushky for a decorative touch.

- You can garnish the pampushky with fresh herbs, such as parsley or chives.
- You can sprinkle powdered sugar or cinnamon on top of the pampushky for a sweet touch.

- Pampushky with sour cream and honey pair well with hot tea or coffee.
- They also pair well with a light salad or soup for a complete meal.

Suggested side dishes:
- Serve the pampushky with a side of pickles or sauerkraut for a traditional Ukrainian touch.
- You can also serve them with a side of roasted vegetables or mashed potatoes.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the dough is too dry, add a little bit of warm water.
- If the dough is too sticky, add a little bit of flour.
- If the pampushky don't rise properly, make sure the yeast is fresh and the dough is in a warm place.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to wash your hands and all utensils before handling the dough.
- Make sure the dough is cooked through before serving.

Food history:
- Pampushky are a traditional Ukrainian bread roll that are often served with borscht, a beet soup.
- They are typically made with flour, yeast, and water, and can be flavored with garlic, herbs, or cheese.

Flavor profiles:
- Pampushky are soft and fluffy with a slightly sweet flavor from the honey and a tangy flavor from the sour cream.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the pampushky warm with the sour cream and honey mixture on the side.
- You can also serve them with butter or jam for a sweet touch.

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Region: Ukrainian

Taste: Sweet, Tangy, Rich, Creamy