Baked Alaska with Aquafaba Meringue

Alex Savakis

Concord, CA, US


I watched amateur cooks make this vegan dessert on The British Baking Show. According to Bon Appetit the word "...aquafaba comes from "Latin for bean" plus "latin for water," combined—fabaaqua—and reversed—aquafaba." And "the liquid is the translucent viscous goop...when you open a can of chickpeas. [In] vegan cooking circles, it's become the silver bullet to making airy meringues and expert whiskey sours without any eggs."
Ok, I'm curious. Where's my can opener and hand mixer?

Salli S. Swindell

Hudson, OH, US

This is so spectacular!! I gotta try too! Thanks for the history of the word aquafaba and for this delicious illustrated VEGAN recipe! Yum yum yum.