If you're looking for an alternative to dairy, egg and refined sugar-based desserts, a can of aqua faba is just the ticket! This recipe is the perfect dish for vegan dessert first timers, because it’s so delicious and will help you want to make the switch to vegan desserts for life.
Put simply, aqua faba is the name for the brine of beans or other legumes, typically chickpeas. This liquid is a perfect egg white substitute and has a unique mix of carbohydrates (fiber and starches), proteins, and other soluble plant solids. It has emulsifying, foaming, binding, gelatinizing and thickening properties, just like egg white.
Many ingenious vegan dessert recipes have incorporated aqua faba as an egg white substitute, with tasty results. And this week’s recipe, Vegan Vanilla Matcha Sponge Cake by the fabulous and cheerful Handara Slok aka @rawclates, is a perfect example of aqua faba put to good use.
Hadara is the founder and owner of two start up enterprises that produce plant-sourced foods. Hadara runs a raw chocolate company called RawClates which produces chocolates in a rented commercial kitchen in Brooklyn, while also selling, both in store and online, chocolate bars and truffles.
Hadara is also planning to expand her passion for plant-based food by acquiring funding to help her start up a vegan cheese, meat and seafood store in New York.
With a background in macrobiotics and a staunch vegan, Hadara believes a vegan diet can be both healthy and tasty, and is hoping to attract more people to the vegan way of life.
Hadara has studied vegan cheese making for several years and strives to produce a superior product. Having created variety of vegan products including pastrami, scallops and burgers, Hadara has dedicated a lot of time and energy to perfecting her craft.
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Her amazing vegan Matcha Sponge Cake recipe would definitely make you drool. And you won’t be even notice the differences between this vegan version and the non-vegan one.
Voila! These healthy Matcha Raspberry Jam Sponge Cupcakes will not disappoint.
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