Yes, it's possible! Vegan Meringues are just like the real thing except it's made from aquafaba instead of egg whites. Whip up a batch and enjoy a hot cocoa, vegan trifles, smoothie bowls or cakes!
makes 20 meringue cookies
1/2 cup (120g) aquafaba (chickpea water from a can of chickpeas)
3/4 cup (160g) sugar
Take the liquid of a can of chickpeas (aquafaba) and with a sieve strain it into a clean bowl.
With an electric whisk at full speed, whip up the aquafaba for 5 full minutes. You should have a very very thick foam.
After the 5 minutes of whipping, add the sugar while still whipping at full speed, 2 tbsp at a time, every one minute, until you run out of sugar. Do not add the sugar all at once. use a timer and every 1 minute add more sugar
Once the sugar is all added in, whisk at full power for another 2 full minutes. Till the sugar almost completely dissolves in the foam.
Preheat the oven to 90°C (190°F). Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat. (if you use a silicon baking mat it's better to brush a very thin layer of vegetable oil on it.)
Shape the meringues with a spoon or with a pastry piping bag.
Cook in the oven at a constant temperature of 90°C (190°F).
Don't open the oven door in the first hour.
Depending on the size of the meringue you might have to cook them from 1.5 hours to 2 hours.*
Once cooked, turn off the oven, crack the oven door open, and let the meringues dry in the oven for about 20 minutes.
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