Recipe by Nonnie4Two
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
Top Review by LadyAngel1124
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!
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
- 1⁄4 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 3 cups white sugar, divided
- 3 cups milk
Directions See How It's Made
- In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water.
- Let stand 10 minutes.
- In a 2 quart container glass, plastic or ceramic container, combine 1 cup flour and 1 cup sugar.
- Mix thoroughly or flour will lump when milk is added.
- Slowly stir in 1 cup milk and dissolved yeast mixture.
- Cover loosely and let stand until bubbly.
- Consider this day 1 of the 10 day cycle.
- Leave loosely covered at room temperature.
- On days 2 thru 4; stir starter with a spoon.
- Day 5; stir in 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk.
- Days 6 thru 9; stir only.
- Day 10; stir in 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk.
- Remove 1 cup to make your first bread, give 2 cups to friends along with this recipe, and your favorite Amish Bread recipe.
- Store the remaining 1 cup starter in a container in the refrigerator, or begin the 10 day process over again (beginning with step 2).