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Friday, 1 March 2013
German Friendship Cake and Sourdough Giveaway!
My healthy 7 day old Herman.
I have recently become parent to a sourdough culture called
Herman. He will, given care and attention grow up to become a delicious german
friendship cake. I know this because I
have had the pleasure of raising a Herman from gloop to cake before, and trust
me, he grows up to be a moist, tasty cake that is a King amongst noms. First, however, comes the raising.
Literally. You must stir your Herman
daily, and feed him milk, sugar and flour on the days indicated on the simple instructions
that come with him, and watch him grow and get more bubbly as the sourdough starts
to make your kitchen smell more and more like a brewery. On the 9th day of Herman he will
require feeding again before you set about the best part of getting a Herman –
giving him away again! Once you have fed Herman, you split him into four and
spread the german Herman love by giving away three of them to your
friends. Then, on the 10th
day, you bake! But more on that on Monday.
In the mean time, if you’d like to know more about Herman he has a
website, and I have a few Hermans looking for homes if anyone would like to