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What can I make out of whey?

I've been making cheese lately and have all of this whey left over. Seems like a pitty to let it go to waste.

asked by Maricela over 4 years ago

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HalfPint
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added over 4 years ago

You can make whey ricotta, http://www.seriouseats...

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lem monade
added over 4 years ago

While many modern recipes call for milk, traditionally ricotta is made of whey. The yield is slightly lower, but the taste and consistency are far closer to the real thing.

It’s also a great used as a substitution for water when baking, especially bread.

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Sarah Jampel
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added over 4 years ago

You can make biscuits! https://food52.com/recipes...

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kimhw
added over 4 years ago

Whey is amazing for braising tough cuts of meat!!!

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Yvetta Lukoff
added over 4 years ago

In Bulgaria, we have this drink called ayryan. It's made from just yogurt and water. I myself use whey instead of water - adds up some more protein. We season it with salt and pepper. It goes best with fried foods. :))

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Liza's Kitchen NYC
added over 4 years ago

This website has some interesting ideas: http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2011/06/16-ways-to-use-your-whey.html

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Lindsay-Jean Hard
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added over 4 years ago

There are a lot of ideas in this article too: https://food52.com/blog...

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Susan
added over 4 years ago

My dogs love it and it adds protein to their diets!

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amysarah
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added over 4 years ago

A couple of years ago when my dog was being treated for lymphoma, I read an article about whey and canine cancers. I made lots of ricotta during that time and whey into his food. NO scientific proof that it had any effect, but at the very least, he loved it and we enjoyed the fresh ricotta.

thesugarchef
added over 4 years ago

I make caramelized whey (which tastes like salted caramel). The "recipe" is on my blog at: http://butterysaltedcaramel.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/caramelized-whey/. I also make whey sorbet which makes for a simple dessert when paired with fresh fruit.

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