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  • Freeze your Herman starter

    Freezing Herman – Your Herman Starter Can Be Frozen

    Many people have written in or left comments asking asking whether Herman can be frozen. Some people want to freeze some of the final cake to be eaten later but many more of you have asked about freezing the divided portions at the end of 10 days. [...]
  • Cherry Bakewell Herman

    I live in Britain, so use grams, because we do not have standard cup sizes. This makes a moist cake which is inspired by Cherry Bakewell tarts. The use of sour instead of glacé cherries cuts through the sweetness of the cake with a delightful [...]
  • Gluten-Free Herman

    Inspired by the gluten-free version of Herman on your website, I went ahead and made a gluten-free Herman starter, and have handed out some of the portions and made a cake with the remainder. It came out brilliantly! For the starter, I simply used [...]
  • Do you want to do something a bit different with your Herman? If you don’t want to stick with the generic recipe on the Herman instructions that you were given, take a look at some of these suggestions from other readers. If you have used a [...]
  • These are the instructions that should be given away with your three portions of Herman starter mix. Print them from here or for a better version, download the instructions from here: (Click the image) Herman The German Friendship Cake   Hello, [...]

Herman Cakes You’ve Tried

  • Herman Carrot Cake
    I opted for a carrot cake this time, very yummy it was too, so much so the picture isn’t of a whole cake (giggle) Some Herman veterans were likewise impressed and thought it didn’t taste like a typical Herman, probably down to the week [...]
  • Last week I decided to make my own Herman starter then bake a nice Herman cake. What I wanted to do was to experiment a little to see if I could answer some of your questions that have been sent in. Can you freeze a starter to continue with at a [...]
  • Ultimate Sticky Carrot, Apple and Pecan Herman cake We have a tradition of Bake week where I work at Logistik, and when a colleague gave me a portion of traditional Herman and it was my turn to bake for the office, I wanted to see what happened if I [...]

Intollerance & Gluten Free

  • Inspired by the gluten-free version of Herman on your website, I went ahead and made a gluten-free Herman starter, and have handed out some of the portions and made a cake with the remainder. It came out brilliantly! For the starter, I simply used [...]
  • I was recently presented with the active starter mix for a Herman the German Friendship Cake.  I suffer gluten and dairy intolerances and had to consider this without demonstrating an unfriendly attitude and wondered what would be the outcome if I [...]

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