Herman the German Friendship Cake is a sourdough cake starter that has been passed for person to person and works in a similar way to a chain letter in the fact that you pass it on to others. You can read all about it Wikipedia or on this website. Herman even has his own facebook page.
|Herman in his bowl|
Because my friend only gave me a small portion I only fed it a 1/4 of what was recommended, I also fed it on the first day to get it going and then I will start counting the 10 day cycle from there (I am sure it will be fine in our warm climate to do this).
So in just over a week from now I will be doing my first bake. I will also be on the look out for some friends who might a portion of Herman.
Have you ever made a sourdough friendship cake or been involved with passing Herman on?