PROBLEM: You made homemade ricotta cheese and don’t know what to do with all of that leftover whey.
SOLUTION: Make a loaf of peasant bread. It’s simple, it’s easy, and using the whey in place of water infuses a subtle sour flavor (I don’t think I was just imagining that) as well as healthy proteins.
You can find any number of recipes for the one-time working-class staple online. I happened to use the Food Network’s No-Knead Peasant Bread recipe for this loaf, substituting in 1 ½ cups of warmed whey in place of the water.