A vegan Christmas pavlova wreath? What magical universe is this?
It’s true. Not only does vegan pavlova exist, but it’s also totally delicious.
Crispy and sweet, our Christmas-themed recipe is also a total showstopper.
The secret ingredient is aquafaba, which is the leftover juice in a tin of chickpeas. Just make sure you find unsalted chickpeas.
Don’t fret, this doesn’t taste of chickpeas! The sugar turns this weirdly wonderful juice into a lovely sweet meringue.
We hope you enjoy it!
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Roxy & Ben
Christmas Pavlova Wreath
Full recipe: sovegan.co/pavlova
Posted by So Vegan on Thursday, 13 December 2018
The 5 ingredients:
- 1/3 cup aquafaba
- 50g (1.8oz) caster sugar, plus 2 tbsp
- 130g (4.6oz) frozen mixed berries
- dairy-free yoghurt for topping
- pistachios for topping
The cupboard essentials:
- apple cider vinegar
- Preheat the oven to 100°C fan / 225°F and line a large baking tray with baking paper. Then place a pint glass upside down in the middle of the baking tray to use as a guide for where to pipe the pavlolva mixture later on.
- Using an electric whisk, whisk the aquafaba and ¼ tsp of apple cider vinegar together in a mixing bowl until you get stiff peaks. This should take roughly 8 minutes. You’ll know when it’s ready because you’ll be able to turn the bowl upside down without the mixture falling out.
- Add the caster sugar a couple of tablespoons at a time and continue whisking for roughly 3 minutes until the sugar is incorporated.
- Pipe or spoon the mixture into six 4cm-diameter circles around the pint glass without touching the glass. Remove the glass and bake the pavlova in the oven for 2 hours.
- Turn the oven off and leave the pavlova in the oven for another hour so they remain firm. Don't open the oven door.
- Meanwhile add the frozen berries and 2 tbsp of caster sugar to a small saucepan on a medium heat and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently until the berries are soft and they've started to break down. Set the saucepan to one side and leave the drizzle to cool completely. If the drizzle thickens up too much while it cools stir in a tbsp of cold water at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Then roughly chop the pistachios.
- Carefully peel the pavlova wreath off from the baking paper and transfer to a serving plate. Top the pavlova with the dairy-free yoghurt, the berry drizzle and the pistachios. Serve immediately.