I’ve been seeing this all over Instagram and thought it would be a a really fun thing to try. I wasn’t expecting to be much taste-wise, but I have to say I enjoyed its marshmallow-y texture. It’s pretty much like eating very slightly sweet air lol, but the outside is a bit chewy so that’s nice. MOST IMPORTANTLY It’s got that WOW factor (my entire family went like ‘wooooow’ when i opened it up) so definitely give this a shot to impress your folks.
What you need:
- 3 eggs whites
- 2 1/2 tbsp white sugar (I used caster sugar)
- 1 tbsp cornstarch (can use cornflour also but cornstarch will give you glossy look)
- 1 tsp vanilla essence (optional, if you don’t like the eggy taste/smell)
- Food colouring, colour of your choice
- Medium-sized mixing bowl
- Small bowl
- Whisk/electric whisker
- Baking tray with parchment paper
How to Do:
- Preheat your oven to 180c
- Keep a big bowl for your egg whites and a smaller bowl to put your egg yolks in (trust me you don’t want to be running around with a half-open egg looking for a bowl)
- Separate your egg whites and and egg yolks, putting egg whites into the mixing bowl.
- Whip egg whites until it gets bubbly
- Add sugar little by little and whisk until you get soft peaks (when you lift the whisk it should lift and then bend over a bit)
- Add cornflour/cornstarch and vanilla essence and whisk until you get stiff peaks (when you lift the whisk it should stand straight up)
- The moment you get glossy, stiff peaks, STOP WHISKING!!
- Add food colour, starting with very little and gently fold the colour in. If you want it darker then you can add more
- If you want two or more colours, divide the mixture into two bowls and then add the food colour and fold it in
- Then line a baking tray with wax/baking paper (you can get the one I use here:)
- Gently add the mixture onto the baking tray, layering it for the multicolour effect. I added 1/3 of the pink first, then 1/3 of the blue and followed the same pattern until it was all on the tray
- Make sure it’s not too high up, otherwise it won’t bake properly. Smooth it down along the top and the sides until its about 6-7 cms (size of a small cake)
- Do this until you have a smooth outside surface – gives you a nice contrast against the airy inside texture.
- Bake it at 150c for 25 minutes – remember to turn down the temperature!! Remember it has to cook at a low heat for a long time for the inside to puff up and get airy, and the outside gets golden brown
- Let it cool a bit before taking it out, peel off the parchment paper and then break open the cloud bread for that “ooooooh” moment!! Enjoy 😀
- Make sure your eggs are cold. The colder they are, the easier it is to cleanly separate the whites from the yolks
- Don’t overbeat your egg whites, you will lose that glossy look and it will end up being grainy and wet
- Don’t wait too long to break open your cloud bread for that WOW moment. It’ll start deflating when it cools down lol