Aquafaba Recipes Dessert
If you’re like me, you hate wasting food. So, what if I told you there’s a secret ingredient hiding in your pantry that you’ve probably been throwing away? It’s called aquafaba, and it’s the liquid leftover from cooked chickpeas.
You’re probably wondering, “How can I use this in a dessert?” Well, I’m here to show you just how versatile this ingredient can be. From fluffy meringues to creamy mousses, aquafaba can do it all. In this article, we’ll dive into some scrumptious aquafaba dessert recipes that’ll leave you wondering why you ever threw it away.
In our journey exploring aquafaba-based desserts, I’d love to introduce you to a classic favourite- meringues! Not only are these light, airy confections a delight to eat, they also showcase the unique properties of aquafaba beautifully. In this section, we’ll be focusing on two types of aquafaba meringues: the classic meringue and a delightfully rich chocolate variant.
Classic Aquafaba Meringue Recipe
For a classic meringue, start off by preheating your oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, take 3/4 cup of aquafaba and beat it using a stand mixer or a hand-held one until it forms stiff peaks. Make sure not to overbeat it as it can become frothy and lose its structure.
Next, while continuing to beat the mixture at a lower speed, gradually add in 1.5 cups of sugar until it’s well combined. The mixture should look glossy and hold its shape when you lift the beaters.
Once you’ve achieved the perfect consistency, drop the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper using a spoon or a piping bag. Pop them in your preheated oven and bake for about 90 minutes or until they’re crisp and lightly golden. Be sure to let them cool inside the oven for the best results!
Aquafaba Chocolate Meringue Recipe
If you’re craving something a little different and decadent, why not try an aquafaba chocolate meringue? The method is similar to the classic meringue recipe, but you’ll want to fold in two tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder after the sugar is mixed in.
To start, preheat your oven to the same temperature as mentioned before- 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Just as before, beat 3/4 cup of aquafaba until it forms stiff peaks. Again, a reminder not to overbeat it as it can lose its structure and become frothy.
Once you’ve reached the desired consistency, gradually add your 1.5 cups of sugar while beating the mixture at a lower speed. Now, carefully fold in the cocoa powder until its fully incorporated.
Transfer heaping spoonfuls of the meringue into a piping bag and pipe them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. After 90 minutes of baking in your preheated oven, you’ll have the most heavenly chocolate meringues ready to enjoy!
Aquafaba Mousses and Custards
Diving into the realm of aquafaba, you’ll find its use extends beyond just meringues. The magic ingredient aquafaba can make your mousse and custard recipes reach new heights. Let’s explore the world of aquafaba mousses and custards, where the end product is not only delightful but also vegan-friendly.
Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Cooking with aquafaba isn’t just about getting the right consistency, it’s about knowing the unique properties it brings. Let me share with you my tried and tested recipe for a decadent aquafaba chocolate mousse.
- Start by melting 200g of dark chocolate.
- Whip up 1 cup of aquafaba until stiff peaks form.
- Gradually fold the melted chocolate into the whipped aquafaba.
- Transfer to dessert dishes and refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
Experience the rich and creamy texture that aquafaba brings to this chocolate mousse.
Aquafaba Vanilla Custard Recipe
Now onto something just as sweet but a little lighter — a creamy aquafaba vanilla custard. Aquafaba custards are perfect for those who prefer smooth and velvety over airy and meringue-like.
This recipe is simple:
- Take 2 cups of soy milk, 1/2 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric for color, and the seeds from 1 vanilla bean.
- Bring all ingredients to a boil, then simmer until it thickens to your liking.
- Let it cool, and there you have it — a simple, yet satisfying aquafaba vanilla custard.
Remember, when working with aquafaba in these recipes, patience is key. Ensure it’s whipped properly to get that perfect consistency. Enjoy the richness and depth it brings to your desserts, and don’t be afraid to experiment! Whether you’re a seasoned vegan chef, or simply looking for a new way to spruce up your desserts, aquafaba is worth a shot.
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