Friday, August 23, 2013

A visitor from Germany

The other day our friend, Rochelle, popped around to see us and left us with a visitor from Germany, Herman the German Friendship Cake.

Well, not an actual cake but a sour dough mix that will eventually, we hope, become a cake.

My maternal grandfather was German so maybe I should have known about such things, but no.

The sour dough mix goes through a ten day process during which needs to be stirred and have food added.

We are up to day five and so far I have been able to keep up with instructions.

On day nine I am supposed to divide it into four segments and share three with friends and make a cake from the remainder on day ten.

Have you ever heard of a Herman the German Friendship Cake?  It would be a bit hard to share portions with my blog followers but you can find out heaps about this fun idea on the Herman the German website.

Lots of recipes, ideas, starter recipes, including gluten free.


loulee said...

I had a friendship cake years ago, it was so tasty, I only ever gave away two pieces. We ate one and I kept on feeding the last bit!

Vicki said...

How very interesting and fun! I will have to check this 'Herman' out further.

Shay said...

looking forward to seeing the resulting cake.

Ive heard of friendship cakes before but none of my friends bake so Ive never done one!

jan said...

We did a friendship cake in church several years back - I hadn't thought about that in a long time.
hope it turns out well.
xo jan

Nancy said...

These cakes are tasty. I haven't made one in years. I think I still have the recipe somewhere.