We really, really love bread but more often than not it doesn’t love us back. Despite all the healthy hacks that we could think of (adding chia seeds, making cornbread or adding a healthy vegetable like pumpkin), this one sure takes the cake. Well, it’s almost as wonderful as cake. Called cloud bread because of its pillowy softness, this is actually a godsend for folks who are gluten-sensitive or downright gluten-intolerant.
It isn’t exactly new, though, having been around since 2010 before everyone began stressing out about the effects of gluten whether they suffered from celiac disease or not. But with people going gaga on Pinterest and Instagram, cloud bread seems to have made a rather flashy comeback.
It’s also popular for another reason and that is its simplicity. It requires only a few ingredients (eggs, full-fat cream cheese, either cream of tartar or baking powder, and seasonings like a dash of salt and a sprinkling of sweetener) to whip up a batch of these babies, and almost no kitchen skills required. It can be eaten on its own, with a dip or even employed in making some kickass, healthy sandwiches.
So what are you waiting for? Preheat that oven and don your apron already; we got some cloud bread to bake. Here’s what you’re going to need:
Cloud Bread Recipe:
- Your oven needs to be preheated 150 degrees Celsius
- Separate three eggs and place in two bowls, with the yolks in one, and the whites in the other
- Whip up the yolks with three tablespoons of cream cheese
- Add a dash of salt and however much sweetener you like before you finish beating it
- In the other bowl, add a quarter teaspoon of cream of tartar or baking powder to the whites, beating till the soft peak stage
- Fold in both mixtures
- Spoon the mix on greased baking trays so you get even circles with enough space between them to expand
- Let them bake at 150-180 or till they turn a light golden brown.
- Once ready, these should be left to rest for a while till cool. Then slip them into either zip-lock bags or an airtight box without crowding them. If left out they will harden and turn brittle.
Some things to keep in mind when it comes to Cloud Bread's nutritional value:
- Unlike regular bread, cloud bread has almost no fiber. It does, however, have a lot of protein thanks to the eggs and cream cheese.
- Being gluten-free and low-carb means it’s great for those trying to avoid gluten or reduce their carb intake.
- Don’t eat too much of it as the eggs and cheese also mean high cholesterol if you pig out on it.