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leftover water from strained yogurt?

thew Mar 4, 2009 03:52 PM

i just strained some yogurt to make it all greeky thick and fage-y. now i have this leftover water, and i seem to recall there was some reason to not just toss it out; i'll be damned if can remember if that's true or why?

so CH? is there some reason not to toss this?

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  1. goodhealthgourmet RE: thew Mar 4, 2009 04:00 PM

    that's not water, it's whey. don't toss it.

    some ideas for use:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/344290
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/510855
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/549139
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/564884
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/497096
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/529759

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet
      thew RE: goodhealthgourmet Mar 4, 2009 04:08 PM

      duh. of course. i was obviously having a brain fart. so which way do i take this whey?

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        smtucker RE: thew Mar 4, 2009 07:37 PM

        Great as a water replacement in bread making. I make cheese once a week, and the whey is then used in my no-knead bread. Ups the flavor and the nutrition.

    2. Sam Fujisaka RE: thew Mar 4, 2009 07:40 PM

      I just drink it!

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        smtucker RE: Sam Fujisaka Mar 4, 2009 07:47 PM

        While I was researching what to do with my whey, I read about a family that adds koolaid powder and that is what the kids can drink during snack time.

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