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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 1:40 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

It's like a challenge now to keep Herman alive but we are getting overrun with herman cakes
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's my first Herman - I made him in a Bread Tin



He also has a website. Useful link on the site with Imperial Measures and how to make your own starter.

http://www.hermanthegermanfriendshipcake.com/
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last night i had a go at making Herman pancakes, they were very sweet (less sugar next time) but very yummy. They didnt turn out like a normal pancake but alot thicker and not so easy to flip.

They still disappeared quickly though!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend bought me 2 inches of herman in a coffe jar today with the phrase, "keep an eye on him hes a feisty little bugger", so he is now sat in the kitchen in work bubbling away.

I have to keep going and giving him a stir to calm him down as he is in danger of escaping out of the top of the jar, anyone know of any way to lessen the "fizz" without completely killing him?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put him in a big bowl loosely covered with a tea towel. He will be much happier! Love lizzie
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forgot to take him home last night and when i came in this morning he had escaped out of his jar and onto the plate his "home" was stood on  He is now in a plastic bowl and seems much less fizzy, maybe confined spaces dont do them any good!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've jogged my memory - I've got some asleep in the freezer... I think I'll go and wake one up  
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a first time Herman "parent" at the moment.  He's due for feeding and splitting tomorrow, giving away Tuesday morning and then my baking on Wednesday  
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the link to Herman's forum

There are some yummy combinations on there that I shall try.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you experienced Herman "parents" reckon to me baking my first one in a round tin?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have always used loaf tins but a friend does a tray bake so I don't think that Herman minds
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Kaz - will try to remember to take and post a photo when he's cooked.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Herman had a holiday in the freezer but didn't wake up when I bought him in again

However, with the addition of some dried yeast started in a bit of warm water and some sugar he has revived and we had the first Herman bake from him yesterday
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As none of us like traditional Christmas cake, I fancy doing a Christmassy one with a bit of fruit and spices.
Suggestions welcome!

btw I use a loaf tin, son used a big meat tin - both yummy, but very different. Probably the mixture had evolved differently during the passing round.
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone still have a Herman that is alive and bubbling?

Have just been chatting to a friend at work about Herman cake and she had  no idea what i was talking about! Hence lots of googling and the urge to have a new friend on the worktop  

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