Inspiration for these “melt-in-your-mouth” scones came after Chris made paneer and we ended up with 8 cups of whey. Whey is an excellent source of protein and we did not want to waste it. A quick internet search showed us plenty of ways whey can be used. You can basically use whey in any recipe that asks for milk. We added it to smoothies, but a mild cheesy taste is definitely noticeable. Whey in place of water in our oatmeal made the porridge creamy and delicious (no cheesy taste but there was a lot of molasses and cinnamon in that bowl). The star recipe of the “Where can I use whey today?” contest was the delicious whey scones that are shared at the end of this post.
Curry Night – The reason for our whey stash! To my knowledge you can’t find paneer in any store in town so if you are craving it you have to head to our Indian restaurant or make it at home. Homemade paneer is easier than you think and the results are worth the time twisting the cheesecloth!
Vegan Quinoa Cakes – Samuel had a little friend coming over for dinner. I needed a quick vegan child-friendly meal so I was happy to stumble upon these quinoa cakes. Added bonus was that was able to use our homegrown kale! The cakes, and the colourful cauliflower were a success.
Fried Zucchini Pasta – We did this recipe a while ago to finish our basil before the cold weather arrival. I forgot to post it until I was going through my photos last night. It was so pleasant that I will likely make it again in the next few weeks. Unfortunately with imported produce this time around.
Cranberry Whey Scones – Maybe it was the whey, maybe it was the 4 tablespoons of butter (likely the butter). Regardless, these scones where delicious, especially right off the oven with a bit of (extra) butter.
- 2 cups white flour
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 c. whey
- ¼ c dried cranberries
- 4 Tbsp. cold butter
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- In a large bowl sift flours, baking powder, baking soda, & salt.
- Cut butter in small squares and add it into flour mixture.
- Pour the whey and by hand or with a mixer knead until soft dough roll forms.
- Incorporate the cranberries.
- On lightly floured surface Form the dough into a thick roll.
- Cut into 12 biscuits and placed on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake at 450 F for 10-12 minutes.