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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:54 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

I took one share of Herman into town for Seabird today , saved one share and slopped various ingredients in what seemed no particular order or amount into the remaining mix, divided it into 3 tins and baked them.............



We sampled one of them hot with vanilla ice cream and they are well worth making  They smelled like apple strudel which could be due to the fact that they had apple, sultanas, cinammon and vanilla in them
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Son of Herman is sitting burbling away on my kitchen worktop. Thanks Kaz  

The instructions they come with are prone to becoming Chinese Whispers.

I've noticed the one you gave me, Kaz, says 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, which, I'm sure is correct. When Mark was doing his, he put in 2 tablespoons of cinnamon, which I questioned at the time,  seemed a heck of a lot - although it definitely said that on his instructions. Someone must have transcribed that one wrongly - I wonder how much they've all changed in the passing of time, and from person to person?

I've been googling 'Herman', and one person seems to think that the 'spare ones' can be frozen for later use. Seems odd to me if you can't put him in the fridge, but, hey, there's no reason not to experiment!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used half of the mix rather than a quarter but I didn't double up on all the ingredients - it says to use 2/3 of a cup of cooking oil but I didn't even use that much with the double mix.
The cinammon and vanilla essence seemed about right and I used brown sugar crsytals on the top with the suggested melted butter which gave a lovely crunchy finish
I had son of Herman from Mrs Tiggywinkle - we were both at our knitting group today fighting to give away future grandsons of Herman to the other members
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made a ginger Herman, half a Herman mix and a shed load of other ingredients - eggs,flour,golden syrup,pickled ginger, raisins cinammon and allspice. Jolly nice he was too - moist and gooey. Love Lizzie
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Wilder:261624"]I want a Herm  Not heard of Herman doing the rounds over here though, and I doubt he would survive the overseas postal service too well!
If you can hang on untill May we are coming over your way and could see about delivering it for you
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being a bit cheeky here I know, but would Herman survive a trip via royal mail?????  

If so .......if i pay the postage and packing for next day delivery would someone very kindly wrap herman up in a warm blanket of jiffy bag and send him to me .......please.......
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have successfully posted dried sourdough starter around the country via 1st Class Royal Mail.


I did nothing special, just scraped the dried sourdough starter from the sides of the glass jar, popped in a small sealed bag, put this in an envelope and away it went.  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frazzled_Barbie wrote:
Being a bit cheeky here I know, but would Herman survive a trip via royal mail?????

If so .......if i pay the postage and packing for next day delivery would someone very kindly wrap herman up in a warm blanket of jiffy bag and send him to me .......please.......


We can send you a son of Herman
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kaz wrote:
Frazzled_Barbie wrote:
Being a bit cheeky here I know, but would Herman survive a trip via royal mail?????

If so .......if i pay the postage and packing for next day delivery would someone very kindly wrap herman up in a warm blanket of jiffy bag and send him to me .......please.......


We can send you a son of Herman


Yippeeeeee - Thanks Kaz - you are an absolute star.  

 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone have a son or grandson of herman they wouldnt mind sharing with me? Pretty please, i promise to love cherish and share his offspring around.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ClaireK wrote:
Does anyone have a son or grandson of herman they wouldnt mind sharing with me? Pretty please, i promise to love cherish and share his offspring around.

Claire


I can - it would be my pleasure to pass one one  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frazzled_Barbie wrote:
ClaireK wrote:
Does anyone have a son or grandson of herman they wouldnt mind sharing with me? Pretty please, i promise to love cherish and share his offspring around.

Claire


I can - it would be my pleasure to pass one one


Thankyou, have sent you a pm

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've discovered you CAN freeze the offspring if you run out of willing recipients.
Got mine out of the freezer and he started bubbling away as soon as he thawed out  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's interesting Seabird - so why do they say that putting him in the fridge kills him?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kaz wrote:
That's interesting Seabird - so why do they say that putting him in the fridge kills him?


Mmmm me confuddled too   Was just telling me OH that we can freeze herman if required and he said no you cant..it will kill him.

The only thing that I can think of and I am not good at science is that it needs warmth to grow. Maybe fridgeing it wont kill it per se but rather stops it's development - freezer will halt development instantly but then can be restarted in a warm place.....

Clutching at straws here......molecular scientist on board anywhere????

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