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by spendlove Moderator ( edited 28 Jun 2018 ) 28 Jun 2018

At last a correct answer!

These meringues are made from Aqua Farba, cream of tartar and sugar.
Aqua Farba literally means "bean water" and means the liquid beans have been cooked in. I can't even estimate the amount of this I've thrown away over the years! It contains proteins leeched out of the beans during cooking. This are similar to albumen in egg white.

To make these, I drained a can of chickpeas (which went into spicy chickpea and potato pasties) and whisked the liquid up with the cream of tartar and sugar, just as if I'd been using egg whites.

I haven't posted anything for a while but here is a quiz for you.......
What are the ingredients for these delicious meringues?

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by mops Moderator 29 Jun 2018

No points for me as I saw it done on TV (was it Nigella who showed it?). It sounded to good to be true. I did not try it out and still wastes the fluid.

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spendlove by spendlove 29 Jun 2018

I saw it somewhere (not TV) ages ago and tried it with the water after I'd cooked some from scratch. That was only. partially successful. I noticed it again in a Vegan magazine and thought it worth trying again. I use quite a lot of chickpeas so I'll be trying some more recipes!

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by sewdeb 28 Jun 2018

Could it be the liquid that chick peas are canned in - whipped?

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spendlove by spendlove 28 Jun 2018

Perfect!

sewdeb by sewdeb 28 Jun 2018

They look yummy. I'll have to give 'em a try!

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by dailylaundry 28 Jun 2018

Could it be bananas?

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spendlove by spendlove 28 Jun 2018

Nope.

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by pennifold 28 Jun 2018

What about White beans if it’s for vegans? Love Chris

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spendlove by spendlove 28 Jun 2018

Close.

pennifold by pennifold 28 Jun 2018

Trev and I are sitting at our breakfast table in our Royal Scot hotel, Victoria on Vancouver island discussing this topic. He suggested cauliflower, white mushroom, turnip and parsnip. I thought maybe chickpeas or some other bean. Love Chris

spendlove by spendlove 28 Jun 2018

Close, but not quite there yet!

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by suzeqc 28 Jun 2018

they look like potato dumplings? mashed potatoes and flour

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spendlove by spendlove 28 Jun 2018

No- they are definitely meringues.

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by airyfairy 28 Jun 2018

If it is not egg white then I have not got a clue

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by spendlove Moderator 28 Jun 2018

Clue - no egg whites in these. (They are suitable for vegans)

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by dragonflyer 28 Jun 2018

Yummy...I would say egg whites, pinch of salt, cream of tartar, vanilla and/or other flavoring of choice, and sugar.

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graceandham by graceandham 28 Jun 2018

Yup!

crafter2243 by crafter2243 28 Jun 2018

I agree

dailylaundry by dailylaundry 28 Jun 2018

I make these at Christmas, with those ingredients, Kim and into half of them, I throw in mini chocolate chips. Yum!!!

spendlove by spendlove 28 Jun 2018

Wrong!

dailylaundry by dailylaundry 28 Jun 2018

Sorry, Sue - I was referring to Kim's ingredients.

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by ethan 28 Jun 2018

Egg white and perhaps ground almonds

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spendlove by spendlove 28 Jun 2018

Nope!

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by gerryvb 28 Jun 2018

eggs and icing sugar , I suppose ... or egg whites and icing sugar

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spendlove by spendlove 28 Jun 2018

Nope!

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by toogie 28 Jun 2018

egg whites?

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spendlove by spendlove 28 Jun 2018

Nope!

ethan by ethan 29 Jun 2018

Have you made these Sue?. Did they taste like meringues?. I never eat them as I have an egg allergy.

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