*Cue sexy music*
This is for all you meringue lovers out there...
All you gorgeous animal lovers who have to forgo the meringue-y goodness of Eton mess & pavlova...
I present, my Valentines Day gift to you...
Vegan Marshmallowey Pink Meringue Cookies
Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, these cookies will fill the little meringue shaped void in your hearts...well in your stomachs...I hope you like them!
I've heard about lots of clever ways of making vegan meringue...apparently you can make it using applesauce!? Well I'm not that clever...I've used plain ol' egg replacer! I regret nothing!
Makes about 12 large meringue cookies
1/2C Orgran No Egg
3/4C powdered sugar
1Tbsp caster sugar
1tsp vanilla bean paste
A few drops of vegan red food coloring
Heart Sprinkles (optional)
In a stand alone electric mixer (or with an electric hand mixer) mix together the No Egg and water until smooth. Then whip on high speed for around 5mins, until quite foamy. Then continue whisking while adding the sugars a tablespoon at a time, and once all the sugar has been added, whisk on high speed until the foam is stiff and holds some shape.
Scoop heaped tablespoons onto baking sheets lined with grease-proof paper and sprinkle them with the sprinkles, if using. Bake at 130 for 1hr 30mins and then, without opening the oven, turn the oven off and leave the meringues in there to cool completely.
Serve as they are or sandwich two together with vegan chocolate ganache for a delicious Valentines Day treat.