Herman the friendship cake.

There might be a time soon when a friend or neighbor knocks round at yours with a tub of beery smelling cake mixture and a list of Instructions for keeping ‘Herman??’ alive. Thats what happened to me ten days ago!


Herman is a friendship cake which apparently originates from an amish tradition of baking sourdough cakes for the poor. The instructions include a lot of stirring and some feeding( adding of ingredients) over ten days. And the warning not to put Herman in the fridge…..or he will die.Yikes!.On the ninth day I split the mixture into four and gave three of them away to friends.The fourth Ive just baked into a cake .


My Herman has chopped dates, walnuts and choc chips in.And v
ery yummy he is too.:)

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