Cloud bread is seriously like a cloud. Airy and light and made with mainly eggs and Greek yogurt. I added caramelized onion and scallion to the cloud bread.
Of course I didn’t know what the heck cloud bread was until I saw it all over pinterest. I was intrigued to try it because of the name! Then few days before that I asked my husband if he still remembered the caramelized onion scallion milk buns (Roti Bawang) most kids in the hometown we grew up at ate and he said “Yes…gosh..do you know how to make those?” So, those milk buns were baking as I’m typing this recipe. I can’t wait to share that recipe soon.
Now back to the cloud bread, I was inspired by the onion milk buns and decided to add the caramelized onion scallion to these cloud breads. My kids love the cloud bread. Perhaps the daughter was really hungry after school that she ate all 6 of them at one go!
Recipe for the cloud bread is adapted from Buzz Feed
Please weigh ingredients with a digital kitchen scale instead of using measuring cups as they are not very accurate especially when it comes to recipe that requires precision.
- 1 Tbsp cooking oil
- 1 large onion - diced
- 6 stalks scallion - cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp sugar
- 3 large eggs - separate the egg yolks and whites
- 1 Tbsp plain Greek Yogurt
- 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
Making the onion and scallion topping:
- Preheat a medium size skillet with cooking oil on medium heat. Saute the onion and scallion for about 1 minute. Add salt and sugar and continue to cook on medium heat until the onions and scallion are wilted and really soft, probably around 15 minutes or so. Set aside. This can be prepared few days before
- Making the cloud bread:
- Preheat your oven at 300 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place 3 egg yolks and yogurt in a large mixing bowl. Stir to mix until smooth. Set aside. In another mixing bowl, whip the egg whites until they started to foam. Add cream of tartar and continue to beat until the egg whites are stiff. Even if you flip it upside down, it won't drop, that's when you know it's done whipping
- Fold in 1/3 of the egg white into the egg yolk mixture. Use a rubber spatula to slice down and then scoop the bottom and fold over. Continue to do this motion until the egg white is just about mixed in and continue with the another 1/3 and so on. This way of folding is to ensure you do not lose too much air that makes this cloud bread so airy and fluffy
- Use a spoon to scoop this batter into the baking sheet and use the back of the spoon to spread it out a bit (as shown in the video). Repeat with the rest of the batter. Top with the caramelized onion and scallion on top
- Pop this into the oven, 3rd rack from the top and back for 30 minutes. It should be slightly golden brown at the end of cooking time. Let them cool down on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to cooling rack to let them cool down completely
A short video to show you how to make cloud bread in a nutshell
Caramelized Onion Scallion Cloud Bread. Sooo airy and light like…cloud !! I added some caramelized onion and scallion (inspired by my childhood favorite onion scallion milk buns) and certainly won’t be the last! The daughter polished them off!!
Recipe here: http://whattocooktoday.com/caramelized-onion-scallion-cloud-bread.html
Posted by What To Cook Today on Wednesday, May 24, 2017
We love to eat plain cloud bread (without the caramelized onion scallion topping) with jam too!