Egg Free Meringue Nest

Perfect, Light, And Crispy Egg Free Meringue

Who doesn’t love meringue nest?

With their, light and crispy shell, the delicately sweet, and soft texture inside.

Mmmmm, my mouth is watering already.

Gluten & Egg Free

Looking at this delightful meringue nest treat, you may be fooled into thinking this was actually made with egg whites, but Nope!

These scrumptious meringue nests are completely gluten and egg free ๐Ÿ™Œ.

How? You Ask?

Well, it’s a thing called aquafaba, which is the thick liquid you find in canned chickpeas (cooked garbanzo beans) or the liquid residue you get from cooked chick peas or most other beans in fact.

Aquafaba, from chickpeas is more commonly used as a egg white substitute as it’s, light in colour as well as lighter in taste.

You can do all sorts with the wonder of aqaufaba, from marshmallows, macaroons, mousse and meringues!

I Got 99 Problems, And Vegan Egg White Ain’t One Of Them

But we’re Making Meringue

The technique is pretty much the same as making normal meringue, except you substitute the egg white with aquafaba.

And don’t they whip perfectly, without the taste of chickpeas.

Let’s Bake

To make these delightful meringue nest, you will need

  • Roughly 200 ml of aquafaba (You can get this from 1 can of cooked chickpeas)
  • 200 grams Caster sugar
  • 2 tsp Corn flour
  • 1/2 tsp White vinegar

Place aquafaba, vinegar and cornflour in a clean mixing bowl and on high speed commence mixing with a whisk till white and glossy.

Once you start to see it thickening, start pouring the caster sugar, roughly 1/8 cup at a time until all the sugars have been incorporated and stiff peaks form. Roughly 10 min.

Once done, place your meringue mixture into a piping bag and pipe the meringue in a circular motion, creating a nest.

Bake in a preheated oven of 100c or 210f for about 1 hr or until merigue is crisp on the outside.

Once cooked, let the meringue cool in the oven completely before using.

Decorate with your choice of topping.

I put some vegan ice cream, raspberries, blackberries, pomegranate with a sprinkle of icing sugar.

Yum ๐Ÿ˜‹

Soft On The Inside, Crispy On The Out

Once baked, they actually store very well.

Meringue nest can be stored in a air tight containers for up to 3 months.

Dessert Ready In Minutes

So these fancy looking desserts can be whipped up in no time! Great for any dinner party or dessert for 1!

Enjoy!

Di x

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Egg Free Meringue Nest

Who doesn't love meringue, with there, light and crispy shell, the delicately sweet, and soft texture inside. And this meringue nest receipe is egg free ๐Ÿ™Œ.

Course Dessert
Keyword Vegan, Vegeterian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 211 kcal

Ingredients

Egg Free Meringue

  • 200 ml aquafaba roughly 1 tin
  • 200 grams caster sugar
  • 2 tsp corn flour
  • 1/2 tsp white vinegar

Garnish

  • 1 cup strawberries sliced
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup pomegranate
  • 2 cups coconut cream or ice cream
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar

Instructions

Egg Free Meringue

  1. Pre heat oven to 100C or 210F

  2. Place aquafaba, vinegar and cornflour in a clean mixing bowl and on high speed commence mixing with a whisk till white and glossy.

  3. Once you start to see it thickening, start pouring the caster sugar, roughly 1/8 cup at a time until all the sugars have been incorporated and stiff peaks form.

    Roughly 10 min.

  4. Once stiff peaks have formed, place your meringue mixture into a piping bag.

  5. Line a tray with baking paper and pipe the meringue mixture in a circular motion, creating a shape of a nest.

  6. Place tray in oven and bake for about 1 hr or until crisp.

  7. Once cooked, let the meringue nest cool in the oven completely before using.

To Assemble

  1. Remove meringue nest from tray.

  2. Place choice of coconut cream or ice cream on top of the meringue nest.

  3. Then add the remainder of the topping.

  4. Using a sieve, sprinkle a little icing sugar on top.

  5. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

For best meringue results, mixing bowl should be clean and free from oil or grease residue.

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Be sure to pick a salt free tin of chickpeas.

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If you’re not using the meringue nest, store them immediately in a air tight container or they will become soft and sticky.

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Meringue nest can be stored in a air tight containers for up to 3 months.

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The toppings used are my personal favourites, feel free to use what ever topping you like to make that stand out dessert!

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*Nutritionย information is approximate and is meant as a guide only*

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Changes in topping will affect the information.

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Nutrition Facts
Egg Free Meringue Nest
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 233mg10%
Potassium 349mg10%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Vitamin C 14.9mg18%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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