Herman Coffee Cake Starter and Bread

Recipe by BeachGirl
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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • STARTER: Stir Ingredients together, mixing well, in a gallon container.
  • Cover tightly and refrigerate.
  • Feed Herman the same 3 Starter ingredients (above) every 5 days for a total of 4 times (20 days).
  • Stir Herman daily.
  • When you are ready to bake a Herman Cake, you should have about eight cups of starter.
  • Bake Herman cake (recipe below) on the 25th day from the first feeding.
  • ***Keep your own starter growing, use some to bake a Herman Cake, and give some to friends.
  • ***SHARING YOUR STARTER: If someone gives you a cup of Herman Starter, you must feed it for 10 days before you bake with it.
  • Day 1: Feed Starter with 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, and 1 cup milk.
  • Stir, cover and refrigerate.
  • Day 2-4: Stir.
  • Leave in refrigerator.
  • Day 5: Feed Starter again with 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, and 1 cup milk.
  • Stir, cover and refrigerate.
  • Day 6-9: Stir.
  • Leave in refrigerator.
  • ***Herman should now be about 4 cups: use 2 cups to bake, give 1 cup to friend, and keep 1 cup to grow more Starter.
  • ***Day 10: MAKE HERMAN CAKE AS FOLLOWS: Mix all Herman Cake ingredients together, along with 2 cups of Herman Starter, and pour into a greased/floured bundt pan.
  • Sprinkle top with Topping mixture.
  • Bake 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
  • Or use a 15x19-2" pan and bake 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
  • TOPPING MIXTURE: Mix together all Topping ingredients and sprinkle over cake BEFORE baking.
  • GLAZE: Mix all Glaze ingredients together and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Pour over top of hot baked Herman Cake.
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