Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of the sugar over the warm water. Sprinkle yeast over this and let stand in warm place to double in size, approximately 10 minutes. Mix milk, sugar, flour and yeast mixture in a plastic or glass container, about the size of a 5 quart ice cream bucket. Stir, using only a wooden spoon as metal objects retard Hermans natural growth. Cover loosely with a clean cloth or place glass plate over top of container so Herman can breathe. Herman doubles, even triples at times of vigorous rising. Place Herman in a warm place overnight. (On top of refrigerator or in oven with only the pilot light or electric oven light on.) Next day refrigerate, loosely covered, and try to stir each day. Yeast-type mold may begin to form on the surface after 48 hours if you dont stir daily. On the fifth day, measure out 1 cup of Herman to bake with (you can measure out more but you must have at least 1 cup of Herman left). Then feed the Herman you have left: : 1 c all-purpose white flour; 1 c milk; 1/2 c sugar Stir well! Keep in refrigerator in the same large container, loosely covered. Stir every day. We have been away on vacation weekends with no stirring and Herman survived quite nicely. For longer vacations, remember he freezes well! On the tenth day, if you wish, measure out enough to bake another recipe and start the process of feeding him once again. Feed Herman: : 2 c all-purpose flour; 2 cups milk; 1 c sugar. After the tenth day we start using Herman almost daily, or as desired, as we make most of our bread, cake and pancakes from Herman. As long as we remember to feed him approximately every 5 days he survives very well. Feed on days divisible by five-five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, and thirty. You will never again forget when to feed Herman. If its a 5-day, feed Herman! If you are not using Herman often, just add a Tablespoon of sugar to Herman every fifth day and continue as long as forever!! Herman is such a sweetheart ( a sweet sourdough)!! Typed by Jan Gordon, Posted by Vince Gordon, Intercook, 5/93 From: Fran Mcgee (39) Home Cook Posted to bakery-shoppe digest V1 Number 033 by firstname.lastname@example.org (Rodney G Grantham) on Apr 16, 1997
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (986g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 49 (1%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 5.5g||7 %|
|Saturated Fat 2g||10 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.1g|
|Cholesterol 9.8mg||3 %|
|Sodium 3232mg||111 %|
|Potassium 785mg||21 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 796.5g||234 %|
|Dietary Fiber 9.7g||39 %|
|Sugars, other 786.8g|
|Protein 34.1g||49 %|
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Calories per serving: 3309
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