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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 dont 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 9x13 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. REC.FOOD.RECIPES ARCHIVES /CAKES STARTER TAKES 16 DAYS! From rec.food.cooking archives. Downloaded from G Internet, G Internet.
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