From whipping up banana bread, sourdough, dalgona coffee and even dessert burgers, being in lockdown has made people fall in love with home cooking.  

Social media has been flooded with picturesque desserts, snacks and meals from home-cooks all around the world. 

The latest trend to takeover Instagram and TikTok now is cloud bread. Millions of people across the world are whipping up the simple, sometimes very colourful, four-ingredient recipe. 

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According to reports the trend seems to have been started by LA user Anaa, who shared a video on July 27 where she whipped up egg whites, sugar and cornstarch into a meringue-like texture before baking it.

Other foodies like Soflo Fooodie, a Florida-based Instagram account made several versions of the dish, including rainbow ‘cotton candy’ version, a blue version with oreos and even a savoury version. 

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💕COTTON CANDY CLOUD “bread” ☁️🍞⁣ ⁣ As you can see I’m having fun with this tiktok trend 😂 after doing the blue Oreo one yesterday (see previous post) I had the idea to make a cotton candy one but tweaked the recipe a bit. ⁣ ✨In this video, we doubled the recipe below because I wanted a larger end result. ⁣ ⁣ To make:⁣⁣ 3 egg whites⁣⁣ 1/4 cup sugar⁣⁣ 1 1/3 tablespoons cornstarch ⁣⁣ Cotton candy flavoring (found on amazon)⁣ Blue and pink gel coloring⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Using a hand or stand mixer, whisk together the egg whites until foamy. Add the sugar and cornstarch and whisk together again until stiff peaks (this will take a while). Add 1/2 vial of cotton candy flavoring and gently mix in. Separate the mixture into two bowls. Using gel food coloring, make one bowl pink and one blue. Add sooonfuls of each mixture on to a baking pan and slightly form into a round shape. Bake for 27 minutes in a 300 degree oven ✨⁣⁣ ⁣. . . . #cloudbread #tiktokfood #cottoncandy #easyrecipe #tiktok #tiktokers #recipes #recipe #meringue #sweettooth #instaeat #satisfeed #feedme #cheatday #foodgasm #foodgawker #viral #tiktokviral #instagood #bread #colorfulfood #thefeedfeed #forkyeah #onthetable #tastemademedoit

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Here is the recipe below: 

Ingredients

Three egg whites

30g sugar

10g cornflour

Food colouring of choice 

Picture sourced from Instagram @ricecrazy


Method: 

1. Separate three egg whites into a bowl and whip them up until frothy

2. Gradually add in 30g of sugar and continue to whisk

3. Add in cornflour until thick.

4. Place on baking tray in shape anyway you like, cook at 150C for 25 mins

*Adapted from the Daily Mail