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Herman is alive…

July 8, 2012


We recently received another Herman…

German Friendship Cake Instructions
Here are the instructions I received with my little Herman. Quite straight forward really.
Hello, my name is Herman. I am a sourdough cake. I’m supposed to sit on your worktop for 10 days without a lid on.
You CANNOT put me in the fridge or I will die. If I stop bubbling, I am dead.
Day 1 You get Herman and put him in a large mixing bowl and cover loosely with a tea towel.
Day 2 Stir well
Day 3 Stir well
Day 4 Herman is hungry. Add 1 cup each of plain flour, sugar and milk. Stir well.
Day 5 Stir well
Day 6 Stir well
Day 7 Stir well
Day 8 Stir well
Day 9 Hungry again. Add the same as day 4 and stir well. Divide into 4 equal portions and give away to friends with a copy of these instructions. Keep the 4th one.
Day 10 Herman is very hungry. Stir well and add the following:
1 cup sugar
half tsp (teaspoon) salt
2 cups plain flour
2/3 (two thirds) cup of cooking oil
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 cooking apples cut into chunks
1 cup raisins
2 heaped tsp cinnamon
2 heaped tsp baking powder
Mix everything together and put into a large greased baking tin. Sprinkle with a quarter of a cup of brown sugar and a quarter of a cup of melted butter.
Bake for 45 minutes at 170-180C. When cold cut into finger pieces. Cake freezes well and is also delicious warm with cream or ice-cream.
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