Monday, 3 September 2012

Herman the German: Day 2 of 10

I'm making a German Friendship Cake. I say making in its broadest sense because the process involves giving him a daily stir to get airborne yeast into him. I know it sounds dodgy but the end results are worth it. The making gets more exciting on Day 4 but let's not get ahead of ourselves.

Here's a picture of Herman earlier today:

Paul of Paul's Bods has asked me if there is a recipe. There certainly is! This site has the info: Herman the German Friendship Cake. It seems the cake originated from The Amish people of USA not from Germany as such. Every day's a learning opportunity! ;-)

All the best!


  1. A German friendship cake? I´ve lived here for over 20 years now and never heard of one. Have you got a recipe?

  2. Hello Paul, I've edited the original post to include info on getting started on a Herman.

    All the best