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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.


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