Now, Everyone's Into Cloud Bread

The vibrant, pillowy loaves are all over TikTok.

August 12, 2020
@abimhn

cloud bread!!! dope recipe from @linqanaaa ##cloudbread ##MyBFF ##foryou ##fyp ##bakingrecipe ##homemade ##homechef ##clouds ##avatar ##cake ##meringue

♬ Steven Universe - L.Dre

Oh, TikTok, you give and you give. The latest in a long line of culinary trends to rubberneck (or maybe even really try) on the platform — following everything from dalgona coffee to five-ingredient cookies, pancake cereal to froggy bread: something called cloud bread.

It’s all over the app, and consistent with other viral TikTok food sensations, looks pretty easy to make:

  1. You need only three ingredients, and you’re pretty likely to have them all in your fridge or pantry: egg whites (whipped with an electric mixer until frothy), sugar and cornstarch.
  2. Some TikTok users also add food coloring (blue, red, blue and red) and flavoring, such as vanilla, or even cookie crumbs or sugar sprinkles, for an enhanced visual and flavor experience. (Although taste may not be terribly relevant to cloud bread’s appeal.)
  3. Whip the ingredients together until stiff peaks form.
  4. Form the mixture — on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper — into a round loaf shape or dome or whatever other shape you're into.
  5. Bake in the oven at 300 degrees F for about 25 minutes.
  6. Remove, break open your fluffy creation, and show everyone you know.

Yeah, despite its name, cloud bread, in its current TikTok incarnation (not to be confused with the Atkins diet recipe from the ‘70s), is more like a meringue than a bread. And if we’re being honest, it doesn’t look like it would make the most satisfying lunch. For that, try this Focaccia Cloud Bread recipe, which is light, puffy, protein-rich and gluten-free — and doesn’t leave those egg yolks hanging. Plus it’s a great way to put to use the basil and tomatoes you’re growing in your garden right now. Heavenly!

Related Content:

Next Up

Starbucks Pink Drink Now Comes in a Bottle

You can toss the fan favorite in your cart on your next grocery run.

You Can Now Order Viral TikTok Recipes for Delivery Across the Country

The app’s virtual restaurant brings dishes like Baked Feta Pasta right to your door.

Your Favorite Fast Food Dessert Is Now a Cereal

Get the taste of a Wendy's Frosty without having to go to the drive-thru.

Now There’s Phoodle – A Food-Themed Wordle-Like Game

Five-letter word solutions are 'ingredients,' 'appliances' and 'famous chefs.'

Ever Wonder What a Velveeta Cocktail Would Taste Like? Now You Don’t Have To

You can try the "Veltini" for yourself at BLT restaurants nationwide.

That Shockingly Delicious Kraft Mac & Cheese Ice Cream Is Now Available at Walmarts Nationwide

After selling out in less than an hour last summer, Van Leeuwen’s ice cream is finally here for the masses. The shop is also set to release other head-turning flavors like Pizza.

These 90s Snacks (That Everyone Loved) Are Making a Comeback

If you're nostalgic for the comforting treats of the last millennium, we've got good news for you.

How to Make the Vintage Avocado Bread That’s All Over TikTok

You don’t need to add butter or oil to make this quick bread.

It Was Only a Matter of Time – You Can Now Buy a Candle That Smells Just Like TikTok’s Baked Feta Pasta

P.F. Candle Co.’s latest collection is inspired by three of the platform’s most popular dishes.

Now, It’s Really Everywhere: Hefty Makes Pumpkin Spice-scented Trash Bags

The limited-edition bags are already being auctioned off on eBay.

What's New