Aquafaba is the proteinous liquid that results from cooking chickpeas in water. It’s great as a substitute for eggs in delicious things like mousse. Here’s how you can make it yourself. All you need is dried chickpeas, water and a pressure cooker.
- Wash chickpeas and soak overnight. Use 1.5 cup of dry chickpeas to 5 cups of water.
- Drain chickpeas and rewash, then place in pressure cooker along with 4 cups of water. Cook on high for 8-10 whistles. A longer cooking period will result in a stronger aquafaba and softer chickpeas.
- When cooked, allow pressure to reduce.
- Strain the liquid into a large bowl and refrigerate overnight.
You now have a batch of aquafaba, plus a bonus batch of chickpeas!