Five tips to make vegan baking even easier

Five tips to make vegan baking even easier


Posted 11th Oct 2018 by Peter Byrne

This week's episode of Great British Bake Off saw the bakers turn their hands to vegan treats - and it looked anything but easy

However, there are some tips you can try that are guaranteed to make your baking experience that bit easier, as Iceland's Head Chef, Neil Nugent, explains - you'll soon be making your own towering show stopper in no time!

1. Whip up a meringue - without eggs

Impossible, we hear you cry! Well, you're wrong. The water you get from drained chickpeas can be whipped up to create a batch of fluffy meringues. Technically known as aquafaba, this process sees bakers treat water like egg whites - all you need to do is add sugar and whisk for three to six minutes until the semi-firm peak begins to appear.

2. Ditch dairy for your custard

Try almond milk as an alternative to dairy. The next step will be to add some vanilla essence and sugar, before thickening it with cornflower to create a silky smooth custard.

3. Get a raise from vegan cake

If you want a light and fluffy cake, use apple cider vinegar with some mixed soy milk - this gives the bake a moist texture. If you're looking to give your cake some height, a tablespoon of bicarbonate soda is the solution.

4. Chocolate cake hacks

Add half an avocado to your bake to achieve some chocolatey richness. You don't need to worry about the taste of the avocado overpowering it either - the chocolate will mask the taste. Using beetroot is another good idea - it gives your brownies a gooey moistness, while providing it with a rich red colour, which is ideal for red velvet cupcake.

5. Add a burst of colour with natural food colouring

If you thought food colouring had to be artificial, you're wrong - you can try parsley and basil for green, or beetroot and berries for reds and purples. It's easy to do - simply blend, drain and then add to the mixture.





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