Gluten Free Cloud Bread
Cloud Bread, almost like gluten loaded bread but surly this is heavenly. (sorry bad pun)
Made with just 3 ingredients, eggs, cream cheese and either baking powder or cream of tartar this ” bread” takes just a bit time but is well worth it so much that we called this a snack!
There are some arguments against dumping the wheat and switching to something else.
For example in this article:
Is it actually good for you?
As an occasional treat, cloud bread is fine, says Health‘s contributing nutrition editor Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD. But it’s definitely not a good idea to eat it instead of whole grain bread, in an effort to clean up your diet or lose weight, she says. “In cloud bread, the grain flour is primarily replaced with eggs and cream cheese, and the latter isn’t a food I recommend upping your intake of,” she said, since cream cheese is high in saturated fat. See the complete article here.
The complete article talks about all that wonderful fiber you are missing by not eating bread but then how hard is it to eat one salad a day? She does bring up a good point about the saturated fat but then you would have to eat the entire batch to get the 90% saturated fat of your 2000* calorie diet
Here are the nutritional values of just the cream cheese for a full batch.
Keep in mind these values are divided over 10-12 slices of cloud bread.
% Daily Value*
Total fat 15g 22.50%
Saturated fat 9g 90%
Trans fat 0
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 150mg 6%
Total Carb 3g
Protein 3g 12%
Vitamin A 4% 2%
Calcium 2% 1%
Vitamin C 0%
Now about those eggs
Amount Per 3 large (150 g)
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15 g 21%
Saturated fat 4.8 g 24%
Polyunsaturated fat 2.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 2 g
Cholesterol 561 mg 186%
Sodium 186 mg 6%
Potassium 189 mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 1.8 g 0%
Sugar 2.1 g
Protein 18 g 36%
After all that here is one of the recipes we found from Ba-Bamail
3 eggs, separated
3 tablespoons cream cheese
1/4 teaspoon baking powder (or cream of tartar)
1 tablespoon of honey (or a natural sweetener)
1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Meanwhile, separate the eggs, removing the yolk from the white.
2. In one bowl, mix the egg yolks, cream cheese and honey until smooth.
3. In the second bowl, add 1/4 teaspoon baking powder (or cream of tartar if using) to the whites and beat the whites on high speed until they are fluffy, with firm peaks. The egg whites should have a whipped cream consistency.
4. Then, fold the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites carefully and slowly, retaining, as much as possible the fluffiness of the egg whites. Do not let the mixture melt.
5. Spoon the mixture into 10-12 even rounds on a baking sheet and sprinkle with rosemary (if using) and put in the oven.
6. Bake the bread for 17 to 20 minutes on the middle rack, then broil for 1 minute until they become golden brown.
7. Remove from the oven, leave to cool and enjoy.
Storage: Cloud bread may be stored in a container for three days on the counter and seven days in the refrigerator. It can also be stored in the freezer.