Vegan Meringue

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Vegan Meringue

Todays post is a prime example of why you should watch The Great British Bake Off before attempting any of the technical challenges. I have to admit that vegan baking is not something I have ever really done. Well until now!

vegan meringue
Not a showstopper but it tasted good.


I decided that I would go for a vegan meringue as I was mainly intrigued on how you could actually make meringue without eggs. I went with the BBC Good Food recipe as it looked easy. It could have, however, done with adding a few more tips.

All you need is the drained water from a can of chickpeas and some sugar.

Simple?

Not really.

I beat the chickpea water for what seemed like forever, and although it slightly thickened it wasn't anything like the consistency of egg whites that I would usually use. Lets just say I wasn't going to tip it over my head! I concluded (wrongly) that it was probably fine, so slowly added the sugar.

I baked the meringue in my failing oven and it didn't rise as I would have liked. It was also slightly over cooked. I now have a new oven so no more excuses for burning things.

The meringue may not have looked like I had imagined. But what did it taste like? Meringue! The boys gobbled it up and then I enjoyed telling them that it was made out of chickpea water.

Have you tried making Vegan meringue before? How long do you actually have to whisk it for?

To see other bloggers vegan bakes, head over to Mummy Mishaps.


4 comments:

  1. I haven't made it yet but I would like to. One thing that puts me off is I know it takes absolutely ages to thicken and I don't have a stand mixer haha

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  2. Mine turned out ok. I used a timer to make sure I whisk it as much as it needed. I think it's easier to whisk with a mixer if there isn't a quantity big enough for the stand mixer, but it works either way. Just have patience next time. I imagine your taste fab with the kiwis. x

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    1. Yeah if I did double the amount it would have worked better with the electric mixer I think.

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  3. This is what baking is all about...if things turned out perfectly each time it wouldn't be as satisfying as learning as we go along. Brilliant that you had a go and gave it a try. I have way more baking disasters than successes but I see it all as part of the fun these days. #gbbobloggers2018

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