I had never heard of “cloud bread” until a couple of weeks ago. When I first came across it, I was equally intrigued by the name and by the way it looked. Cloud bread is a fitting title, because each little rounded piece looks like a little golden cloud! And now that I’ve made them, the name is even more fitting, because of their cloud-like texture! They are light, fluffy, and melt in your mouth. It’s hard to describe, really, but trust me – you want to give these a try!
If you’re wondering “why not just make regular bread?” After all, my gluten free bread recipe is one of the best, ever! I’m glad you asked! :-) Cloud bread has just 4 ingredients, and not one of them is flour or a flour substitute. Good news for both gluten-free eaters, and those watching their carbs! You’ll be amazed at what a few eggs and some cream cheese can create!
- 3 eggs, separated
- 3 Tbsp cream cheese, softened
- 1 tsp honey
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
Start by separating your eggs. Put the yolks into a small bowl, and set the egg whites aside for now.
Next, add the softened cream cheese and honey to the egg yolks, and whisk the mixture together until it’s smooth.
For this next part, you’ll either need a hand mixer or a stand mixer, because we’re about to whip some egg whites (and no one wants to do that by hand!)
Add the cream of tartar to your egg whites. Beat the mixture at a high speed until the egg whites form stiff peaks, which should take about 5 minutes.
When the egg whites are whipped and fluffy, carefully fold the yolk and cheese mixture into the whites. Make sure to gently fold the two mixtures together, so your egg whites don’t lose too much air.
Scoop the mixture onto a greased baking sheet in rounds. We made 6 large rounds on our baking sheet, but you could also make 10 or 12 smaller ones. Up to you!
Bake your cloud bread in a 300 degree oven for 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Move your “clouds” to a cooling rack and let them cool completely before eating.
The uses for this light, fluffy, and slightly sweet “bread” are almost endless! Use them as a crust for mini pizzas, as sandwich bread, slather some frosting on top and eat it like a piece of cake, or use a smaller piece in place of an English muffin for eggs Benedict! My favorite way to eat cloud bread (so far!) is to warm it up a bit and smother it in my homemade peach jam. Yum! :-)