Friday, July 21, 2017

Fun Friday: Aquafaba Plans!

Hey everyone! I'm going to have to get used to this new blogging schedule but I'm so excited to be writing these Fun Friday posts again! Sadly the post I had planned for today will have to be postponed because the order I placed from Amazon a week ago hasn't even shipped yet. It was supposed to be delivered today. First world problems, I know, but still disappointing because I was excited to share my purchases with you!

I know I have posted briefly about my desire to experiment with aquafaba before and while I have not had the chance to play just yet I've been making a list of recipes that I've wanted to tackle using aquafaba and I thought it would be fun to share with you!


I'm intimidated by the process but I really want to try to make some macarons. I know they require time and patience and I lack both but I'm determined to make this work! When I posted this picture on my Instagram I received a comment saying that pistachio macarons are the best so I'm thinking about starting off with that flavor!


No this is not a vegan version but I had to show it to you because I really need to veganize it and try it! Apparently Disney makes a freaking macaron ice cream sandwich. What genius came up with this?! I am definitely going to be trying this and I really wish Disney had a vegan version so I could just be lazy and try it there (did I mention I'm almost certain I'm going to be spending my birthday at Magic Kingdom this year?!) but sadly like with most things I have to make it myself.


I actually really used to like Angel Food Cake. I have a thing about textures and I LOVE the texture of angel food cake. I've never made it before but I think it would definitely be a fun thing to try and make with aquafaba. I think it would be delicious with my macerated strawberries and some ice cream. I just need to get the angel food cake pan for this. 


These cookies are one of my favorite all time cookies and I miss them. These are also time consuming and a little complicated to make and I don't know when I'll actually attempt them but I definitely want to give them a try! I LOVE the almond flavor and they are just so beautiful. The picture above is from The Veg Life and that is a vegan recipe for these cookies. I am going to have to take a closer look at it and I'll probably tweak it a bit for my own preferences but that's probably down the road because I'm already intimidated by it, ha!


I've always thought that Pavlovas are a beautiful dessert and I think it would be really fun to make them. They are perfect in the summer with the lightness of the meringue and the beautiful fresh berries to complement it. This is another recipe I can probably tackle sooner rather than later because it is less intimidating than the others ;)

These are probably my top recipes that I'm looking forward to trying using aquafaba! There are probably more but I'm not going to get too far ahead of myself. Hopefully I will push through the intimidation with some of the more complicated recipes because it would be really great to be able to make some of my old favorites.

Have you tried using aquafaba to bake? What have you made? What recipes would you like to try?

I'll be back to share some meals with you on Sunday! Happy Friday and I hope you enjoy your weekend <3




14 comments:

  1. Oh holy yum, Batman. Love anything with pistachios and angel food cake was the best! So simple yet so delicious. I would cut a big piece and try to fit the entire thing into my mouth. Good times. Good for you for going to the Happiest Place on Earth for your birthday! September, right?

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    1. Right?! I can't wait to try everything! I miss angel food cake and while apparently it has been a tough nut to crack I can't wait to give it a try!

      Thank you!! I'm so excited and I really hope that it works out. It's been over 20 years since the first and only time I've ever been there so I can't wait! Yes, September!

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  2. Hate to be a wet blanket, but I'm out here in CT and it's humid as as all heck right now. It's almost impossible to make meringue or aqua faba in humid weather. It never "dries" and instead gets a sticky, glue-y texture. If you're still in Long Island, you might want to table the aqua faba experiments until the Autumn.

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    1. The humidity has definitely been on my mind! I figured that the more meringue type recipes would be more difficult and I'd probably push that off for the cake (which is apparently also difficult, haha!).

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  3. Oh...and in answer to your question, I made aqua faba cookies using the recipe in the Pure & Beautiful vegan cookbook. The first time, they came out very nice in terms of texture (nice and crisp) but spread out way more than I would've liked. The second time was an utter failure. I think water got into the whip and it never fluffed up properly. I tried to bake it anyway, but it really didn't work. This is kind of fussy stuff.

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    1. Oh no! I can imagine it is fussy but I guess that makes it even more exciting when it comes out? I'm still excited to experiment and play. If it doesn't come out it's not a huge deal, just disappointing :)

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  4. I was interested in making Angel Food cake with aquafaba too but a quick google search shows that even the vegan community is having a hard time with it T__T But I wonder if there is a way? I should try looking around again to see if anyone has had any luck with it.

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    1. Oh no!! Well, I certainly don't mind trying to see if it can work out! I imagine it is difficult and probably not an even recipe exchange but I don't mind experimenting with it :) I'll make sure to be more detailed about keeping track of my recipe when I try it so I can share if it works out!

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  5. Ooh, fun projects! I'd love to try my hand at macarons too. I've never actually had them, but they look so cute and tasty. I've only really used aquafaba a handful of times. I made some really yummy divinity with it last Christmas. And I made some awesome "marshmallow" fluff. I have an Aquafabulous cookbook that needs to be reviewed on my blog soon, so I need to get to work! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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    1. Macarons are really fun! I love the texture of them. Oooh marshmallow fluff would be a great thing to try! I'm excited to see your review and how it all works out!

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  6. I'm so curious to see what you create! I've never had aquafaba period, so I'm interested to see the process!

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    1. I'm curious too, ha! I only had it in the vegan macarons that I tried from the farmers market. I haven't used it yet but I'm so curious to see and I'm definitely up for the challenge.

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  7. Aquafaba sounds like a miracle product. I once bought Agar Agar, but never used it. You should probably start small so as not to waste money and ingredients if the cookie fail.

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    1. I think I'm going to start with the angel food cake! Especially because it's been something that people haven't really been able to tackle. I can't wait to try!!

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