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Vegan Lemon Meringue Christmas Log

Even the chocolate lovers will ask you for more of this delicious Lemon Meringue Christmas Log – a dairy-free and refined sugar-free delight! 

Servings 8 people

Ingredients

The Sponge Cake

For the whipped aquafaba (double the ingredients as you will need to make two, one for the sponge cake and one for the top of the log. Make them separately.)

  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 150 gr superfine cane sugar* (for best results grind the sugar into a spice grinder)

For the dry ingredients:

  • 250 gr all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt

For the wet ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. flaxseeds (finely ground) soaked in 5 tbsp. water
  • 80 gr dairy-free milk (almond or soya)
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 30 gr rapeseed oil

Instructions

  1. For the Lemon Curd: Click Here


For the whipped aquafaba :

  1. Drain the can of chickpeas only to keep the water-bean. Pour the water-bean (called aquafaba) into your mixer with 1 tbsp. of superfine cane sugar and 2 tsp. of lemon.


    Whisk for a minute while gradually increasing the speed of your mixer.


    Incorporate the rest of the sugar 1 tablespoon at a time, increasing the speed of your mixer gradually and this for 1 minute. Proceed in the same way until there is no sugar left.


    Next,  whisk (without stopping this time) at medium speed for about 10 minutes or until the meringue is firm and glossy. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.


For the sponge :

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C. Line a Swiss roll tin with baking parchment and brush lightly with oil. 

    Cover the flaxseeds with water and let them sit for about 5 minutes.


  2. In a large bowl, combine the dairy-free milk and apple cider vinegar; set aside for 10 minutes.


  3. In the meanwhile, mix together the dry ingredients. 


  4. Add the flaxseeds and rapeseed oil to the dairy-free milk and whisk. 


  5. Next, add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently fold in the whipped aquafaba


  6. Pour in the cake mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.


    Cover the sponge cake with a clean and wet tea towel and roll it up. 

    Let the cake cool a little.

    Uncurl, spread the filling and gently roll up the sponge again.


  7. Start making the second whipped aquafaba for the meringue that goes on top of the log (follow step 1).

    Pipe some meringue on top of the log and using a blow torch brown the meringue. Alternatively place the log under the grill of your oven for a few minutes (watch out you do not want it to burn!). I personally prefer the kitchen torch since the meringue holds its shape better.

    Et Voila :)