It is possible to have an eggless, vegan meringue. The secret ingredient? Chickpea liquid!
Chickpea liquid from a can is also known as aquafaba. Aqua = water. Faba = bean. Somehow the chickpea brine from a can acts exactly like egg whites when whipped. There is currently no explanation for this phenomenon, but that's okay. Vegans and those with egg allergies alike can now rejoice, as they can now enjoy these crisp and fluffy clouds with a liquid that was once wasted.
When we first thought of meringue, we thought of cookies and meringue pies, but there's so much more that you can do with these soft peaks. Here are 9 vegan meringue recipe ideas that you can try in your spare time:
1. Aquafaba Meringue Cookies
This simple 3 ingredient recipe can be used to make many delicious vegan meringue treats!
2. Vegan Raspberry Eton Mess
A matrimony of crumbled vegan meringue cookies, coconut whip and raspberries that tastes like heaven on earth.
3. Vegan Lemon Meringue Pie
Dairy-free and egg-free, but still deliciously sweet and tart - just like how mama made it!
4. Fruity Vegan Pavlova
Crisp and soft with the lightness of a ballerina's pirouette, you can enjoy a vegan pavlova with any fruit you fancy and some whipped cream if you're feeling indulgent!
5. Mini Vegan Pavlovas
Forget cupcakes! Bring mini vegan pavlovas to your next party and impress your guests with a crisp and light treat.
6. Vegan Meringue Torte
For extra indulgence, transform your pavlova into a torte! Layer meringue with a whipped topping or coconut cream (as many layers as you'd like) and top it all off with your favourite fresh fruit.
7. Vegan Baked Alaska
8. Chocolate Drizzled Aquafaba Meringue Cookies
Drizzle your aquafaba meringue cookies with melted dark chocolate and top with crushed nuts for an elevated meringue cookie.
9. Eggless Meringue Brownies
Take your favourite vegan brownie recipe and amp it up by topping it off with a mini pipe of aquafaba meringue!
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