This bread has lots of advantages – it’s light, tender and fluffy. But the most surprising is that it contains no flour, which means there is no gluten in it and people with gluten intolerance can eat it. Nutritionists believe that the recipe of cloud bread will be useful not only for people with food restrictions, but for everyone who wants to keep fit and healthy in winter. Check out more information and the recipe below!
Why cloud bread is so popular
These little airy buns have become real superheroes of culinary blogs. In the Internet, they are known as Cloud Bread or Oopsie Rolls (which literally means “What a bun!”). The dough from which they are made is a real miracle – it resembles rather an omelette than bread dough. Its base contains eggs and soft cream cheese, which can be replaced with cottage cheese or homemade cheese. Meanwhile, these weightless buns perfectly substitute bread – you can simply eat them with coffee or tea, as any pastry, you can make sandwiches, serve them with soups or turn them into mini pizzas. A great idea is a sandwich with tuna and greens: it tastes so delicious!
How to cook cloud bread
Another great thing about cloud bread is that it contains minimum carbs compared to traditional pastry and these buns are so nutritious and yummy! It is not more difficult to cook them than ordinary bread, sometimes even easier: you should not worry if the dough pluffs or not, or knead dough in several stages. The only time-consuming thing is to wait until cloud buns cool down and thicken. The best idea is to leave them overnight, and to serve them for breakfast next morning.
Cloud bread recipe
- Quantity: 10-12 pieces
- Calories: 290
- Preparation time: 30 minutes
- Cooking time: 30 minutes (+minimum 4 hours for cooling)
- 3 eggs
- 3 tbsp of cream cheese such as Mascarpone or Philadelphia (you can use homemade cheese whipped in a blender)
- 1/2 tbsp of fine sugar, icing sugar or honey
- 1/4 tsp of baking powder
- greens (onions, parsley, dill), if you want
- a pinch of salt
- Take out eggs and cheese from the refrigerator in advance so that they have room temperature. Preheat the oven to 150 °C.
- Separate the whites from the yolks. Whisk the yolks with cheese, salt and sugar until smooth.
- Separately whip the whites with the baking powder into thick air foam. Check that the mass is properly whipped, it should be thick enough.
- Combine two mixes with a spatula, gradually adding the whites into the yolk mass to keep them airy. If you want, add chopped greens into the dough.
- Cover the baking tray with baking paper. Form small round cakes with a tablespoon (if you have small confectionery rings, you can put the dough into them so that the cakes are perfectly round). Bake them in the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
- Take the cloud breads out of the oven and let them cool on a baking sheet, or better leave them overnight. Store them in an airtight container.
The cooking tip: if you increase ingredients by half, it’s a good idea to bake the dough in a cake pan: then you will get a fresh loaf of real toast bread!