Last last year I was introduced to Herman.
I remember many years ago when I was a teen, my mum and her friends having something similar. The idea was that you had this batter on your bench. You fed and stirred it, then after so many days, you took some and baked with it, some you kept to keep going for the next batch, the rest you gave away to friends to start their own.
Well in a small community that soon wore off once the market was flooded and it soon died out.
Herman, however, you do not need to give away if you don't wish too. You can just bake with that portion instead.
Herman also goes by the name of Amish Friendship Bread.
If you'd like to read more about Herman you can find some fabulous information here and here.
A lovely friend sent me a starter but there are instructions to make your own. You can even make gluten free, sugar free and paleo versions!
So yesterday was my first day baking with Herman.
I kept my one cup aside to keep brewing.
They are absolutely yummo! I can't wait to keep baking with Herman. The flavours are endless.
Have you baked with Herman before? What are your favourite flavours?