Thursday, October 31, 2019

Aquafaba Meringue Ghosts for Halloween

It is Halloween, the night of ghouls and ghosts and trick or treating. To celebrate Halloween, I decided it was time to try my hand at making aquafaba meringues, which I could then fashion as ghosts.

Aquafaba means “bean water”, and is the liquid from a can of chickpeas. The protein from the chickpeas leaches into the liquid, giving it similar properties to egg whites. This makes it ideal for making vegan meringues.

To make aquafaba meringues, whip 160ml of aquafaba with a pinch of cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Add a teaspoon of vanilla essence, then gradually beat in 1 cup of white sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Pipe the meringues using a piping bag onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper, and bake in an oven pre-heated to 120 degrees Celsius for an hour and a half or until the meringues are set. Remove the meringues from the oven and allow to cool on the tray.

Once the meringues are cooled, add eyes to make ghosts by slightly melting the base of chocolate chips against the side of a warm kettle, and sticking to the meringue melted side down.

Happy Halloween!


Pam said...

New to me, sounds good, looks scary and cute!

Johanna GGG said...

Cute ghosts - I tried ghosts once on cupcakes with uncooked Aquafaba and it sunk but these look a much better idea!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Dear Gaye, I love the fact that you baked with aquafaba. The other day I looked at a dessert recipe with aquafaba and was unsure whether I should try my hand at it but I feel reassured now and I will keep your recipe for these very cute looking ghosts in mind as well.
Thank you for sharing!