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    Herman Starter -- for Amish Friendship Bread

    Total Time:

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    240 hrs 25 mins

    25 mins

    240 hrs

    Nonnie4Two's Note:

    The starters I found here aren't the same as mine, and I keep losing it, so I'm putting it here for easy reference

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water.
    2. 2
      Let stand 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      In a 2 quart container glass, plastic or ceramic container, combine 1 cup flour and 1 cup sugar.
    4. 4
      Mix thoroughly or flour will lump when milk is added.
    5. 5
      Slowly stir in 1 cup milk and dissolved yeast mixture.
    6. 6
      Cover loosely and let stand until bubbly.
    7. 7
      Consider this day 1 of the 10 day cycle.
    8. 8
      Leave loosely covered at room temperature.
    9. 9
      On days 2 thru 4; stir starter with a spoon.
    10. 10
      Day 5; stir in 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk.
    11. 11
      Days 6 thru 9; stir only.
    12. 12
      Day 10; stir in 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk.
    13. 13
      Remove 1 cup to make your first bread, give 2 cups to friends along with this recipe, and your favorite Amish Bread recipe.
    14. 14
      Store the remaining 1 cup starter in a container in the refrigerator, or begin the 10 day process over again (beginning with step 2).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 03, 2010

      I have never made this myself, but I have literally been looking for this recipe for YEARS!!! My grandmother used to make Herman cake when I was a little kid, and I used to have such fun helping her to "feed Herman" and "stir Herman". Unfortunately, after she passed away in 1989, my grandfather got rid of a lot of stuff that he thought was junk, and her handwritten recipe for "Sourdough Herman" (as she called it) was one casualty of his housecleaning. Thank you for posting!

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    • on May 04, 2010

      55

      This was always in my recipe file as Herman the German Coffeecake. When I share the starter with friends, I always include information on the care and feeding of Herman. It makes the best coffeecake ever! At one time I had a recipe using the starter in chocolate cookies. If anyone has the cookie recipe, please post it.

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    • on April 15, 2012

      55

      Been looking for this!!!!!
      WuDeRFUL!!!!!!!

      Thankfully
      Vickielynn1960

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    Nutritional Facts for Herman Starter -- for Amish Friendship Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (1773 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1044.6
     
    Calories from Fat 69
    67%
    Total Fat 7.7 g
    11%
    Saturated Fat 4.3 g
    21%
    Cholesterol 25.6 mg
    8%
    Sodium 94.3 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 230.7 g
    76%
    Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
    12%
    Sugars 149.9 g
    599%
    Protein 16.4 g
    32%

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