Labor Day always calls for homemade peach pie – thanks in part to the movie…you know, Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, peach pie. Glad we’re all watching the same movies! But this holiday, I rebelled! No peach pies were made. Nope.
I feel very strongly that we should all make bread instead! Yep! I know what you’re thinking, “Who wouldn’t want to do that!” From buttermilk biscuits, to delicate croissant like pastries, sandwich bread or rolls topped with garlic fried sage leaves.
Mmm garlic sage rolls. I wanna hear more about that!! My friends, I give you Ukrainian Pampushki – easy to make, great with a warm bowl of borscht and a lovely accompaniment fresh sage!
- 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup lukewarm water
- 1/2 cup white bread flour
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
- 1/8 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
- 1 tablespoon Egg Beaters mixed with a two drops of water, for the egg wash
- 1 tablespoon oil (canola, olive, whatever you have!)
- 2 fresh sage leaves, julienned
- 1 small garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
- Combine the yeast, sugar and lukewarm water in a medium bowl and allow to proof for at least 5 minutes until the yeast is bubbling. Fold in the remaining ingredients, kneading until the dough forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Tightly cover with Saran Wrap and set aside in a warm, dry place to rise for at least 2 hours or until doubled in size. Transfer to the refrigerator to continue rising overnight.
- The next morning, divide the dough in half and roll into two balls placing 1" apart in an ovenproof dish. Tightly cover with Saran Wrap and set aside in a warm, dry place to rise for at least 2 hours or until doubled in size.
- Preheat the oven to 425°. Brush the rolls with the egg wash. Bake at 425° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and they sound hollow when tapped.
- Meanwhile, in a small frying pan over medium heat fry the oil, garlic and julienned sage until fragrant and the sage leaves are a vibrant, dark green. Set aside to cool. When the rolls are done, brush with the fried sage leaves and garlic oil and enjoy freshly baked pampushki!
- Recipe yields 2 pampushki