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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

  • My mother always told me not to play with my food, but I often find myself unable to resist. Having contemplated it for a while, and then been spurred on by the discussion in the comments, I decided to have a go at a ‘real’ sour-dough cake, [...]
  • The Perfect Herman Bread
    I’ve tried some of the bread recipes shown, and they seem to taste a bit “sweet”, no good for a ham sandwich.  So I’ve been playing around with Herman and I think I’ve cracked it. To prevent Herman Bread tasting too [...]
  • I love your site I refer to it all the time. I had my first Herman a few weeks ago and since then I am hooked and have made 3 myself. The basic, a strawberry and white chocolate and my 3rd and so far best Herman cake a crystalised ginger, apricot [...]

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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