After Valentine’s Day–or, as I like to call it, “Day Losing Count of all the Carbs”–I told myself to get my rear in gear and STAHP with the sweets and carbohydrates because they’re not helping me with my goal. Which is so incredibly difficult when the day after Valentine’s Day is Half-Price Candy Day.
I figured I should have something on hand for when I want a carb (e.g., bread) but I don’t want to completely render all my hard work moot. Enter: cloud bread!
I’ve seen this innumerable times on Pinterest and have wanted to try it forever! The best part is: its only three ingredients!
Here’s what you need:
4 eggs, separated
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
First, preheat your oven to 300°. Then, line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Next, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar in a bowl with an electric mixer on high until stiff peaks form. This will take about 1 to 2 minutes.
After that, beat the cream cheese in a separate bowl on medium speed until smooth. Add in the egg yolks (one by one) beating the mixtures until its completely smooth. This part is tricky: gently fold in the egg white mixture into your yolk mixture. Be sure to not “mix”.
When the mixture appears to be one color, use a 1/4-cup measuring cup and scoop batter onto your prepared cookie sheets about two inches apart. Then, spread each scoop into a small (about 4-inch) circle.
Pop into the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and the centers are completely set. When they’re done, cool your bread on the baking pans for about 5 minutes and then remove and place onto wire racks to completely cool.
Y’all, I REALLY liked this! I made a sandwich out of it for lunch (complete with yummy Quest protein chips!) and it was soooo good!
The bread was light and fluffy but not “eggy”. It was great! And just check out the nutrition information for one piece:
That’s what I’m talking about!
Have you ever tried this before? What did you think? Share in the comments below!