Friday, November 15, 2013

Herman the German Friendship Cake

I came home from a weekend away in Napier with an ice cream container full of Herman starter. If you haven't been introduced to the wonder that is Herman, read all about him here.

I've lovingly stirred and fed him, and finally he was ready for baking.  I choose, from the above link, a Chocolate and Orange flavour.

It was a strange mix to be working with, and once cooked it resembled more of a giant cookie than a cake.

It was different - nice, with quite a strong sourdough flavour.  The hubby must of liked it as he ate half of it in one sitting.  He does like sourdough though.  The kids ate it, and as I always say that is a good sign!

I haven't shared my Herman starter yet with anyone, so have plenty more to experiment with.

1 comment:

OP SHOP MAMA said...

Yeh we love our Herman mix! Ours has been going for 6 months or so.. I give some mix away when people want it, but usually I make 2 or 3 cakes and give them away or freeze them, and of course the family usually at one.. Quite amazing how slack you can be with ingredients/quantities, it always turns out fine!
Our fav is just the classic apple and raisin. So good with yoghurt/cream!
Have been meaning to try scones but haven't yet..

Love the marshmallow recipe - I might try that!