Herman Coffee Cake (friendship Cake)

Ingredients & Directions


HERMAN STARTER
1 c Flour
1 c Sugar
1 c Milk

ADD ON 6TH DAY
1/2 c Sugar
1 c Flour
1 c Milk

ADD ON 11TH DAY
1/2 c Sugar
1 c Flour
1 c Milk

CAKE MIX
2 c Herman
1 c Sugar
2 Eggs
2/3 c Oleo (room temp)
2 c Flour
1/2 ts Baking soda
1/2 ts Salt
2 ts Baking powder
1 1/2 tb Cinnamon
1 c Raisins
1/2 c Chopped walnuts

TOPPING 1
3/4 c Brown sugar
1 tb Flour
1 tb Cinnamon
1/4 c Melted oleo

TOPPING 2
1/2 tb Oleo
3/4 c Brown sugar
1/4 c Milk

From: esined@inforail.MV.COM (Denise Gaunt)

Date: 29 Aug 1995 14:49:04 -0500
Herman Coffee Cake (or the 16 day friendship bread).

If you don’t have a starter, it is made by stirring 1 cup of flour, 1 cup
of sugar and 1 cup of milk into a non metallic container. Let mixture sit
for five days stirring once each day.

On the 6th day feed Herman with: 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, 1 cup milk.

Stir once a day for five more days. On the eleventh day, feed Herman again:
1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, 1 cup milk.

Stir once a day for five more days. On the sixteenth day, you have five
cups of Herman. Use 2 cups for baking, keep 1 cup to restart and give 1 cup
each to two friends. (Or make two large loaves and keep the one cup for
yourself to restart.) To restart, I usually add 1 cup of each (sugar, flour
and milk) to the starter and do the 16 day process all over again. When the
process is over, you will have 6 cups of starter. If you do the 11 day
process to the starter adding 1/2 cup of sugar each along with the rest of
the process, then you may want to add the toppings to give it the
sweet-sourdough taste that you want.

Prepare to bake. Mix all cake ingredients. Pour into greased 9×13 pan or
use 2 7+1/4 x 7+1/4 pans for freezing.

Topping #1: Mix and sprinkle on unbaked cake mix.

Bake 60 minutes for large loaf pan or 25 to 30 minutes for smaller loafs at
350 degrees F.

Topping #2: Mix and bring to boil. Drizzle topping on hot cake. Cool and
cover – eat or freeze. If reheating after freezing, put foil on top.

(The two separate toppings are optional. I make the loaves without the
toppings and the cakes still taste excellent to me. Of course I always
follow the 16 day process. Without the toppings, I sometimes put cream
cheese on my slices; it brings out more of the sweet/sourdough taste.)
Enjoy.

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STARTER TAKES 16 DAYS!

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Yields
16 Servings

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