I was recently in Seattle visiting a friend for her birthday. We went shopping at the Farmer’s Market the day before her party for last minute essentials like flowers and ginger beer for the signature cocktail the “Sparkle Pony” (it’s made with Cranberry Honey Crisp Ginger Beer and Whiskey – it’s delicious, you’re welcome). While we were there, I sampled a ridiculous amount of jam. I love jam. Like, a lot. I really like jam.
This love of jam is a problem because I don’t eat rice, wheat, or corn. And you need at least one of them to make pretty much anything that you would put jam on (other than just a spoon). Nevertheless, I wanted jam. I was actually somewhat concerned about how much I wanted jam. Ugh, now I want jam.
OK, I need to move on.
Back to my original purpose of this post – cloud bread. It is delicious, and an excellent vehicle for jam that doesn’t use rice, wheat, or corn! Dammit, back to my love of jam. I really need to focus. Alright, ingredients: 3 eggs (separated), 3 tablespoons of cottage cheese OR cream cheese, one pack of sweetener, and 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tarter. Simple ingredients, simple to make, simply delicious.
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- In one bowl, mix together the egg yolks, the 3 T. of Cottage Cheese OR Cream Cheese and the one packet of Sweetener until smooth.
- In another bowl add 1/4 teaspoon of Cream of Tartar to the whites and beat the whites on high speed until they are fluffy and form nice peaks.
- Fold the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites until mixed, but do not over mix or they will end up flat
- Place the mixture into 10 even rounds on greased cookie sheets (they should be about the size of the top-half a hamburger bun).
- Bake for about 30 minutes. Check on them after about 24 minutes because they could be done early. They are done when they are golden brown.
You can eat them warm (they are crumbly, similar to a meringue), or you can let them cool and they will become a softer, chewy bread.
Bottom Line: Warm or cold, either is yummy with jam, or whatever you like eating with bread.