Bread balloon

I haven’t baked much 5-minute bread this winter, even though it’s so handy and I love bread so very, very much. (Our new oven takes a stupidly long time to warm up, but that’s another story for another day.) However, the few times I’ve made some, we’ve found the easiest, fastest way is a pita bread balloon.

You make up your dough to keep in the fridge, rip off a chunk, smoosh & spin into a circle (yes, I like to throw it in the air, and don’t drop it too often), then bake! No rising time necessary – by the time the oven is hot (450), throw it in for about 5 – 7 minutes. Done. Let cool, split, and fill with butter and cheese. Mmmmmmm.

I made a video a while back, and while the first minute is admittedly boring as heck, the last 30 seconds are totally worth it.

About Lauren

Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

View all posts by Lauren


Stay connected as you care to...

7 Responses to “Bread balloon”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I think the bread was rising in response to the bagpipe music.


  2. Kristi Said on:

    Very cool. I wondered just how high it would go, and then POP!


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Mmmm….I LOVE that bread! Must have warm, crusty bread with melted butter on it NOW!

    But to be clear, you can make it up & just skip the rising part. You don’t have to put in the frig or anything. Just mix, rip & bake?


  4. Deborah Said on:

    Fascinating video, and happy birthday, Deborah!


    • Peggy Said on:

      Is it your birthday today Deborah?

      Happy Birthday to You!! 🙂


    • Lauren Said on:

      Crud. I spent the past three days thinking, “Not today -- it’s the 11th,” then I miss the 11th!!! Sorry, Deborah!! Happy Birthday, you awesome you!

      (Peggy, you have to do the first rise, but once it’s in the fridge, you don’t have to do the second.)


Leave a Reply