Perhaps you remember cloud bread, the "miracle" carb-free bread alternative that took over Pinterest a few years back.
It looked really enticing, but in reality, it was pretty hard to make this fluffy cloud bread at home. I tried it many times, and my "bread" always came out pretty flat and crispy rather than doughy and airy.
Well, thanks to TikTok, cloud bread is back and it certainly looks better than ever.
It looks pretty wild, so I wanted to give it a try at home to see how cloud bread 2.0 actually works and tastes.
To make it at home, all you need are three eggs (whites only!), 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and 1/8 cup cornstarch. You'll also need a handheld blender because you're not gonna want to whip this with your hands, believe me.
Unlike the original cloud bread recipe, which calls for both egg whites and yolks, you only need the whites for this one. Add the sugar and cornstarch to the whites.
Now, take your handheld blender and start mixing the ingredients together. It should take about five minutes of constant whipping in order for stiff peaks to form.
Once your egg whites have stiff peaks, spoon the mixture into little circles on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
Bake the cloud bread at 300 degrees Fahrenheit until the exterior turns slightly golden. The cooking time will vary depending on the size of your cloud bread, but it took me around 35 minutes.
The TikTok cloud bread is definitely easier to make than the old Pinterest version (it's actually pretty foolproof as long as you have an electric mixer), however it's not really bread at all. It's more reminiscent of a soufflé or meringue than any kind of savory carbohydrate. It definitely tastes more like a dessert than a sandwich vessel.
Truth be told, I probably won't be making more cloud bread at home, but I will be watching others make it on TikTok because is it so. damn. satisfying.