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.

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HalfPint
HalfPint July 22, 2014

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

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lem monade
lem monade July 22, 2014

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
Sarah Jampel July 22, 2014

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

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kimhw
kimhw July 22, 2014

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

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Yvetta Lukoff
Yvetta Lukoff July 23, 2014

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
Liza's Kitchen NYC July 23, 2014

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
Lindsay-Jean Hard July 24, 2014

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

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Susan
Susan July 24, 2014

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

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amysarah
amysarah July 27, 2014

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
thesugarchef July 27, 2014

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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