Recipes You’ve Tried

Proper Herman

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 [...]

Crystalised Ginger, Apricot and Orange Herman

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 [...]

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 [...]

Just How Flexible is Herman The German Friendship Cake?

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 [...]

My Carrot Herman

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 [...]

My White Chocolate And Strawberry Herman

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 [...]
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