Pampushky are round doughnuts with a filling; usually prune or plum. They have been a part of Ukrainian celebrations for centuries, most notably Ukrainian Christmas.
For our family, these were cut into regular doughnuts with the hole in the center. They were known affectionately as Baba’s doughnuts. They were and are a real treat. The best way to eat these is when they are still warm, sprinkled with sugar. One granddaughter confessed that she had eaten 12 of Baba’s doughnuts in one day. They don’t stay fresh long, but that isn’t much of a problem as they are usually gone by the next day.
Patricia Caine (nee Rusnak) is originally from Thunder Bay, ON. Both her parents came to Canada from the Ukraine. She has put these recipes together as a tribute to her parents, for her family and Canada's 150th.