When you have a child's birthday to prepare for, report cards to work on, certificates to fill out for a committee you were part of and a house to completely clean, it makes complete sense to say, "Let's try out a new recipe first thing in the morning!" Everything else can wait because I've been seeing so much of #cloudbread on social media. Cloud bread is made of egg whites and becomes this huge delicious looking loaf of bread. I set out to make it.
Some cloud breads are colored to make it seem more magical and fun, soI added some blue and red food coloring to my egg whites and corn starch and sugar. I didn't have a hand held mixer so I thought maybe my immersion blender would do the trick. The key is for the egg whites to be stiff and have peaks. So, mine totally didn't after several minutes of mixing. I figured, let's bake it and see what happens anyway?
Halfway through, it was still a puddle of grayish purple slime. Not at all cloud bread like. A total fail.
I switched gears to make bagels out of greek yogurt and flour. I have done this before and they come out pretty good. Again, ion a busy weekend, maybe I could have (should have?) poured a bowl of cereal and called it a day, but the heart wants what the heart wants. (Stomach too).
Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski