homemade whey recipe ??

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  1. Ann Mary

    Ann Mary Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The Maker's Diet book calls for homemade whey in many of it's recipes. Does anyone know how to make this??? I'm trying to decide if this is something I want to try or not...cooking they way Jordan Rubin explains in his book. Anyone with any feedback on his books or way of eating?? Thank you!
     
  2. tatanka

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    Whey is the liquid remains or run off left over from making cheese. Our whole family is going to start the Maker's Diet on 1/3/05. I really don't think you can buy whey in a liquid form but I believe that you can buy powdered whey. I don't have my book handy but if you look in the resources section of the book I believe it gives a source for it. We have dairy goats so we will be making our own whey from the milk. Good Luck!

    Marla
     

  3. miclew

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    The easiest way to make whey at home is make yogurt cheese. Take a quart of plain yogurt (with live cultures and no additives, either homemade or Dannon) and put it in a yogurt cheese strainer over a glass or in a couple of layers of cheesecloth in a colander and then over a bowl. Park it in the frig overnight. You can get more if you put a weight on top like a small plate with a can of green beans on it. The liquid you get in the bowl will be 100% all natural whey :)

    You can use the yogurt cheese anyway you would use cream cheese. You can cook/bake with it or turn it into a spread.

    michele
     
  4. WanderingOak

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    I've gotten whey from cultured buttermilk as well. It's made the same way that yoghurt cheese is made, except that you need to let the buttermilk sit out in a warm area until it is well clotted. The end results are very similar to yoghurt cheese, except that cultured buttermilk is considerably easier to make.
     
  5. miclew

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    Milk -----> yogurt/whey

    Buttermilk ------> quark/whey!

    Quark is a very popular thing in Germany. You make it in very much the same way yogurt but you start with buttermilk instead of milk. Good stuff!

    michele
     
  6. shelbynteg

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    an extremely simple cheese recipe is to heat one gallon of goat milk to 185 degrees, add 1/4 c. vinegar and stir well remove from heat, and, voila, you have about 1/2 lb of cheese and 1/2+ gal of whey. plenty for soaking and cooking.

    good luck
     
  7. Jack in VA

    Jack in VA Well-Known Member

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    Make Mozzarella. Whey is whats leftover.