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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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LadyAngel1124 October 03, 2010

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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Omi Julie May 04, 2010

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

Thankfully
Vickielynn1960

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vickielynn1960 April 15, 2012
Herman Starter -- for Amish Friendship Bread