A Herman Request
After my "Herman The German Friendship Cake" post yesterday, a few of you have been in touch requesting the starter recipe.
So ... For all of you wanting to get your own Herman on the go, please follow the recipe below.
The Herman Starter MixIf you cant wait to receive a starter for this great little cake, the starter mix is very easy.
Firstly combine the following in a large mixing bowl:
Stir in 2 cups very warm water until a smooth paste forms. Then cover with a clean cloth or tea towel and let the mix stand in a warm place to bubble away for 2 or 3 days. Stir the mix twice each day.
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 2 1/4 tsp dry yeast
The mixture can then be kept in a container or bowl, partially covered to allow gases to escape. When you are ready to use it keep two cups for yourself and give one away to a friend with the recipe instructions.
Quantities in cups are American but you can easily find a conversion to ml. I believe it is about 200 ml to a cup.
Hope this helps you all. Let me know how you get on when starting your own cake mix as I haven't tired this. I have only worked from a mixture that was given to me.