How to make cloud bread (or cloud bread pizza, cloud bread burger and cloud bread sandwich to be precise!)
So this is something I’d been requested to make quite a bit recently. Cloud bread is essentially bread made with just eggs, a little sugar and cream cheese – no flour! It is pretty much a flour free bread, that does look a little like a cloud too and is super light. To me it did taste similar to bread but also had the texture of a Yorkshire pudding! It worked a charm for me and in this video I am showing you how I made homemade cloud bread.
Pre-heat oven to Gas mark 4 / 180c / 160c fan
First up, whip the egg whites in a bowl until stiff peaks form, you will want to add a ½ teaspoon of cream of tartar too to help the meringues firm up. Keep going to have super stiff peaks. In a separate bowl beat the egg yolks with the cream cheese and sugar, the lumps won’t come out of it easily so use an electric mixer with the whisks cleaned to beat the eggs and make a smooth yellow mixture, so whisk until the cream cheese lumps are gone.
Fold the whipped egg whites a little at a time into the egg yolk but do not over fold it, keep as much air in as possible. Dollop on a lined baking tray with a spoon and bake immediately in a pre-heated oven at gas mark 4 or equivalent (see conversion chart) for 25-30 minutes until browned.
At first you may think they are quite high, but they will shrink a little. Treat each mound of cloud bread as a slice of bread. You can now have it in a variety of ways.
I made a cloud bread pizza by spreading on a little puree on the flat side up of a cloud bread slice, added some mozzarella pieces, baked for 10 minutes to melt the cheese then finished with some basil leaves. A burger was made by wedging two cloud bread slices between a cooked burger patty and some fillings like lettuce, tomatoes and mayo – this was nice, but make sure the burger patty isn’t too wet or it will make the cloud soggy. Nobody wants a soggy cloud.
Of course you can just have a good old cloud bread sandwich – buttering the facing slices of cloud bread and filling it with lettuce, turkey….. well whatever you want in your sandwich! I actually really enjoyed this and my only thoughts are as mentioned in the video to make them bigger next time and to be quick with the meringue mixture – good luck!