Herman the German Friendship Cake
Ten days ago I was given a starter mix of Herman the German Friendship Cake by Councillor Mike Hudson. It came with instructions on how to feed and nurture over the next ten days. It was a gooey and bubbly mix, alive with a base of yeast.
It sat on the kitchen table (as instructed) and grew each day. On day four it needed a feed. On day nine it needed another feed.
On day nine it was divided into four portions and three are set aside.
Three are to be given away as starter packs, hence the name of a Friendship cake.
On day ten fruit and spices are added and the cake is baked.
The result? Excellent.
If anyone is interested and wants a starter mix, then let me know.
A bonus - the starter portions can be frozen and started at your convenience.
I reckon the starter mix will make an excellent base to make a 36 hour sourdough bread. I'll experiment this weekend.