Do you know Hermann, the friendship cake?
Posted on February 14 2023
I am Hermann, a sourdough cake .
I have to sit on your kitchen counter for 10 days without a lid. Please don't put me in the fridge or I'll die.
If I stop blowing bubbles, I'm dead!
Here's how, take care of me...
The preparation of this "friendship cake" is spread over a week.
The principle is to give shares of your cake to your friends or family, so that they can continue the recipe themselves and thus, in turn, distribute shares to their loved ones.
Hermann's creation 😍
Ingredients for 20 people : 875g of flour 700ml of milk 600g of sugar 200ml of oil or butter 1 sachet of baking powder 1 sachet of vanilla sugar or vanilla liquid 3 eggs ¼ teaspoon of salt For the filling of your choice: 30g raisins and 30g of candied fruit or 2 apples, peeled and cut into pieces with cinnamon or chocolate chips
Preparation 10mn - Cooking 40mn - Rest 6 days
For the garnish of your choice : 30g of raisins and 30g of candied fruit or 2 apples, peeled and cut into pieces with cinnamon or chocolate chips
Step 1 : In a large bowl, mix 200ml of milk, 125g of flour and 100g of sugar using a wooden spoon. Cover the mixture with a clean kitchen towel and let stand at room temperature.
The next day : Mix and divide the leaven into 4 equal parts, distribute 3 to your loved ones and keep one. Each person who will hold a share will have to follow this process to distribute it afterwards.
You receive Hermann... What to do?
1st day: You receive the dough which you put in a large salad bowl. Stir and cover with a towel.
2nd day: Stir well, same as the day before.
Day 3: Stir well... 😁
Day 4: Hermann is hungry! Add 250g of flour, 200g of sugar and 250ml of milk. Stir well.
5th day: Same as before yesterday,
6th day: Same as yesterday,
7th day: same thing,
8th day: and once again... 👨🍳
Day 9: Hermann is hungry again. 😜 Add flour, sugar and milk as on the 4th day (250g of flour, 200g of sugar and 250ml of milk) and stir well. Divide the dough into 4 portions and choose 3 friends to whom you will each offer a portion of Hermann. 😚
10th day: Hermann is very very hungry, he's a glutton!!!
Stir well and add the following ingredients : 100g sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 250g cake flour 200g melted butter 3 eggs 1 sachet of baking powder 1 sachet of vanilla or liquid vanilla sugar
filling of your choice : 30g of raisins and 30g of candied fruit or 2 apples, peeled and cut into pieces with cinnamon or chocolate chips
Mix well, sprinkle with brown sugar and bake at 180° for 40 minutes
Serve cold or lukewarm 😋 Hermann also freezes very well... and when you offer your portion, you can add a little surprise stone to the dough 😉
So for all Valentine's Day singles, Valentine's Day can also be a party to celebrate love between friends ... 💞
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