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Aquafaba meringues

Posted by Bake Club on Saturday, November 7, 2015, In : desserts 

Who would have thought that chickpea brine is an excellent substitute for egg whites? Aquafaba, as it's known, can make vegan meringues and pavlovas! My first attempt was ok, but I followed a recipe that put the oven on at 150C which is way too hot, and they turned too brown when I wasn't checking. But yummy anyway with dairy-free cream and fresh fruit.

1 c aquafaba at room temperature (drained from a can of chickpeas)
pinch salt
2 c icing sugar
2 Tbs cornflour
1.5 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla e...
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Meringue gelato cake

Posted by Bake Club on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, In : desserts 

By Frances
This is by far the easiest and most decadent of Nigella's desserts I've come across. No cooking skills required! It's not even gelato, more like a meringue ice creamy thing. Any berries or cherries would work, flaked almonds too, and experiment with different liquers if you're using them.

for the meringue gelato cake

  • 300 ml ...

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Mama Chan’s hazelnut meringue

Posted by Bake Club on Thursday, February 16, 2012, In : desserts 

6 egg whites
1 ½ c caster sugar
1 c chopped hazelnuts

Preheat oven to 100 C. Trace 3 x 20cm round circles onto baking paper. Turn over and place on baking sheet.
Beat eggs for 1 min. Then add sugar and beat further 6-8 mins until peaks form.
Add the hazelnuts or any other kind of nuts or almond meal.
Divide mixture in 3 and spread over circle shapes. Bake at for 3-4 hours until crispy.

Assemble together with sweetened cream and berries. Our bottom layer was strawberri...


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Mama Chan’s meringues with lemon cream

Posted by Bake Club on Thursday, June 2, 2011, In : desserts 

For our housewarming Mama Chan made these gorgeous meringue bites. I assembled them and topped them with raspberries from her garden.

4 egg whites
¾ c sugar
whisk 8 mins till smooth and glossy
pipe into rounds
Bake in a high oven for 10-12 mins.

Annabel Langbein’s lemon cream:
500 ml cream
¼ c sugar
2 tbs honey
75 ml lemon juice

Boil cream, sugar and honey in a pot, stir to dissolve, simmer 3 mins. Add lemon juice. Strain and cool before putting into fridge to set.


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Mama Chan's lemon meringue pie

Posted by Bake Club on Friday, March 25, 2011, In : desserts 

I have wonderful memories of this when I was a child, when we called it wang wang pie.
Pastry;
2 c plain flour, 1/4 tsp salt, cold water
Sift flour and salt, cut in butter and mix until a stiff dough. Put in fridge.

Filling, mix together in saucepan over gentle heat for 5-10 mins:
1/4 c cornflour
2 Tb custard powder (optional)
3/4 c sugar
2 tsp lemon rind
1/4 c lemon juice
3 egg yolks
1 Tb butter

Meringue, beat together:
1/4 c caster sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
3 egg whites

Roll out pastry, line 20cm flan tin. Cov...
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Frances Chan is a freelance editor/proofreader who has written a couple of children's books and writes for Weekend Notes. She also loves to bake. She shares some of her adventures, culinary or otherwise, on Instagram.


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