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Re: Herman the German Friendship Cake
« Reply #180 on: June 09, 2012, 12:27:40 am »
That sounds great stacelee!! I'm going to try it as soon as I get my Herman going :D :D

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Re: Herman the German Friendship Cake
« Reply #181 on: June 09, 2012, 12:49:43 pm »
Herman is still going strong around here but he is definately on a sugar free diet.  My family found the cakes too sweet so he has morphed into a starter made on flour and milk.  I use him in everything from bread to pancakes to muffins to cakes.  By trial and error I have worked out that I can replace 125ml liquid and 75g flour (give or take) with 1 cup of Herman.  My normal pikelet/pancake mixture pre herman was


Pikelets
Ingredients:
   * 1 cup sr flour
   * 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of flour
   * pinch salt
   * 2 tbs sugar
   * 1 egg
   * 3/4 cup milk
   * 1 tsp vinegar
   * 2 tsp softened butter (or 2 tsp olive oil)

Directions:Combine flour, bicarb, salt and sugar in a food processor (or TM or just a bowl with a whisk). Add the egg, milk, vinegar and butter, blend until smooth.  Drop tablespoons of batter into hot butter and cook on both sides until well browned. Served warm with butter and jam.

Herman:
Can substitute 1 cup (250g approx) of sourdough starter for 1/2 cup milk and 75g flour (1/2 cup).

You pancakes looked fabulous stacelee on the "what have you been cooking today" thread.Did they last long :D :D
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Re: Herman the German Friendship Cake
« Reply #182 on: June 09, 2012, 12:57:39 pm »
That sounds great stacelee.

We also found the cake too sweet and I cut out the added sugar in the last 'feed', but people were saying it wasn't working, so I added it back it. I'd like to revise the amount of sugar added to half.
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Re: Herman the German Friendship Cake
« Reply #183 on: June 16, 2012, 09:18:57 am »
Herman is still dieting and seems to be happy.  I might be getting away with the no sugar because we really don't get that cold here.  I'm also feeding him every three or so days depending on how much I am using him.  The pancakes definately do not last long in this house with everyone from the kids, the husband to the chickens and dogs eating them.  The dogs get them because they are spoilt rotten (I actually buy Marie biscuits just for the dogs and "my" budgie), the chickens get the leftovers (they are spoilt too, and don't actually think they are chickens, I think they think they are dogs).
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Re: Herman the German Friendship Cake
« Reply #184 on: July 07, 2012, 04:28:50 pm »
Herman has been returned to my home  :D :D :D :D
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Re: Herman the German Friendship Cake
« Reply #185 on: July 07, 2012, 07:00:49 pm »
welcome home HERMAN
i don't need a recipe i'm italian

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Re: Herman the German Friendship Cake
« Reply #186 on: July 07, 2012, 08:25:45 pm »
Wow, where has Herman been? :D
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Re: Herman the German Friendship Cake
« Reply #187 on: January 17, 2014, 07:29:39 am »
Well, I have started another Herman today - surely I can't kill him in 30 degree heat - the temp does drop overnight.
Hoping it all goes well this time as day nine - sharing day falls on 26th January - Australia Day - YEAH. I can give the starter out at the BBQ.  :D

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Re: Herman the German Friendship Cake
« Reply #188 on: January 17, 2014, 08:47:26 am »
Great idea Michele. Good luck with Herman.

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Re: Herman the German Friendship Cake
« Reply #189 on: January 17, 2014, 09:26:31 am »
Not so hopeful  :(  The bowl is cool and no bubbling happening. Have wrapped Herman in a towel and will see what he looks like tomorrow.  ???

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Re: Herman the German Friendship Cake
« Reply #190 on: January 17, 2014, 07:55:14 pm »
I had forgotten all about Herman.  Good luck with him.
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Re: Herman the German Friendship Cake
« Reply #191 on: January 18, 2014, 05:20:26 am »
Herman is Alive and well  :D

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Re: Herman the German Friendship Cake
« Reply #192 on: January 18, 2014, 07:24:07 am »
Oh that's good news Michele.I look forward to his progress ;D
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Re: Herman the German Friendship Cake
« Reply #193 on: January 18, 2014, 08:57:38 am »
Yippee. Grow Herman grow 😀

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« Reply #194 on: January 18, 2014, 10:03:23 am »
Sounds interesting!