How to make Cloud Eggs
By Charlotte Clarke
Every day our Instagram feeds are inundated with the latest foodie trends. In the past year, we’ve seen rainbow bagels, unicorn lattes freak shakes and kale crisps.
The latest cuisine curiosity has brought a ray of sunshine to the way we make our breakfasts – quite literally. Cloud eggs have recently become the biggest viral food fad with a number of social media personalities, vloggers and personal trainers taking to their online accounts to show off their creations.
Cloud eggs use both the egg whites, to form the cloud like nest, as well as the vivid amber coloured yolk, to create the appearance of the sun breaking through the morning clouds.
From 131 calories per serving, it’s no surprise that at-home chefs are and championing the health benefits of these odd shaped delights. Cloud eggs can be enjoyed placed on top of a slice of toast or even accompanying a brunch time dish. Some adventurous diners have even taken to replacing burger buns with the eggy creation!
Although they take a little longer to create compared to regular scrambled or fried egg they’re certainly worth it.
Move over boiled and poached eggs – 2017 is the year of the cloud egg.
To create your very own cloud eggs, we recommend using our impeccable Gladys Mays white duck eggs, as they have a much thicker egg white, capable of holding more air than hen’s eggs.
Start by separating the egg whites from the egg yolks. Place the egg whites into a large bowl and the yolk into a smaller bowl.
Preheat your oven to 230 degrees Celsius
Begin to whisk the egg whites into as if you would when making a meringue. As you whisk and the egg whites begin to thicken, you can start to include various toppings and ingredients. Try adding a few slices of ham or grated cheese to give your eggs recipe some fulsome flavour.
When the egg white mixture is at optimum consistency, start placing the white into a cloud shape on a non-stick baking tray (a muffin tray would also work too). Ensure there is a deep enough dip in the centre of the cloud, which is where the yolk will go.
Place your egg whites tray into your preheated oven for five to eight minutes.
After a suitable time, remove the tray from the oven and start to put the egg yolk in the middle of the clouds.
Return the tray to the oven and allow them to bake for a further three minutes before serving