Wednesday 25 July 2012

Whey Extract

Now after you've enjoyed the buttery smoothness of fresh cheese, what are you to do with all that leftover whey? While many people use it to acidify soil or feed to pets, some people also use whey in traditional recipes, me? I dry it out as a source of easy protein, a crucial source of the nutrient to many vegetarians.

After having collected the leftover whey from cheese-making, just keep heating it! The end result that you want is to turn the greenish white liquid into fine yellow powder.

1)First step, boil, boil, toil and trouble for a good while until the whey reaches a syrupy consistency and looks almost like caramel, although it looks tasty I recommend against eating it straight up, but hey, go for it at your on risk!

2)Pour it out into a glass ovenproof dish or onto tin foil and toss it into the oven on keep warm or with the pilot light on. Leave it for a few days to dehydrate until you can break it into large chunks.
3)Once the chunks are fully dry, pass it through a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle.
4) Easy as that! You now have whey, that overpriced powder peddled to athletes! Add it to smoothies or other meals to boost the protein content of meals!

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