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Hi and welcome to my blog. Here you'll find meal ideas that are made from primarily whole natural foods. I try not to use any sugar or sweetener in any of the recipes. At the bottom of the page, you can see a list of the cookbooks that I use. I do vary some from the cookbooks, usually not a whole lot. Feel free to read along and even post some ideas/comments to help me to improve in the kitchen.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Oopsie Rolls

Back in 1972 Dr. Atkins put out a book called "Diet Revolution" and there was a recipe for Revolution rolls. These morphed over time into something called "Oopsie Rolls" when someone substituted cream cheese for the originally called for cottage cheese. I've recently learned that these are called "Cloud Bread".   There are many different ways to make them, but below is the recipe we use. It isn't bread but it does work better than lettuce leafs to hold burgers, fried eggs, BLTs, and anything else that needs a bit of a handle. Below are images of a BLT sandwich made with them.


3 large eggs
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1/8 tsp cream of tartar


1. Preheat Oven to 300 Degrees.
2. Separate egg yolks from whites.
3. Whip the egg whites with the cream of tartar until very stiff peaks form.
4. Add the mayonnaise to the egg yolks and beat until light yellow.
5. Fold in the yolks to the whites about 1/3 at a time, being careful not to break down the whites.
6. Spray a cookie sheet or baking pan (we like mini-cake pans) with on-stick spray and spoon the mixture on the sheet or pan. It should make 6 mounds.
7. Bake for 30 minutes or until they are a bit firm, but not crumbly.
8. Remove from oven and let cool then move to a cookie sheet to let cool completely.

There are a LOT of options and other recipes for these online. This is the version we use, but there is really no limit to how you can tweak them.

Substitutions - You can substitute 3 oz cream cheese, 3 tbsp sour cream, or even things like cottage cheese or thick yogurt for the mayonnaise. It gives it a bit of different texture and flavor. Experiment to see which ones you like.

Additional Ingredients - Many people add a pinch of salt for some savory flavors. Other people add in things like dry mustard or dill to enhance the flavor. Some people like to have them sweet so add things like Splenda or cinnamon for more of a sweet roll.

Storage - These should be eaten within the same day or stored in the fridge or freezer. If in the fridge, put into an unsealed ziplock bag. If putting in the freezer, seal the bag.  Let the rolls get to room temperature before eating.

The original Oopsie recipe that I found many years ago was from Cleochatra and her blog - www.yourlighterside.com

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