Ten days ago I was given a cup with batter in it and a piece of paper entitled "Herman - The German Friendship Cake. I had no idea what it was but on reading i became all warm and fuzzy to think i had a small amount of batter that had been passed down from person to person, each adding their own contribution and own amount of stirring until it came to rest with me. As you will see in the instructions, on the 9th day Herman undergoes a division into 4 equal parts. One to keep and bake on the 10th day and 3 parts to pass onto friends. A split personality, one could say. For each part will go onto to become something completely different.
On Saturday i delivered one part to my friend Jessie in Ballan and on Sunday i gave two parts to other participants of my gardening group. I know that Jessie's portion will take on its own flavor - perhaps she'll use her own ground flour or Rapadura instead of white sugar and if so will someone who receives a portion of hers do something different again? Who Knows?
I love this whole idea and it certainly hasn't been an effort to give "Hermie" as he is known in our home, a stir each day and some food on day 4 and 9.
|This is Herman, doing his thing between meals.|
|Herman's in Love!|
I've gone with the instructions that have been provided, so it's an apple cake that willed be served with whipped cream. You know how i was describing how healthy Jessie's cake was going to be, well this ain't it. You just know that it bad bad bad but will taste so so good.
|Pre Baking - i made this picture smaller (less calories)|
|Ta Daaaa - Meet Herman|
Have you made a Herman cake? If not check out the starter recipe and pass it among your friends. Question - does inviting your friends to eat calorie laden cakes count as a blessing or is it only evil if they have publicly declared they are on a diet?
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