I received this from my friend Debbie...
For ten days, Herman 1 lived on our kitchen work-top, covered by a tea-towel.
He received daily attention, as in the instructions. On Day 4, I fed him, on flour, sugar and milk. The rest of the days, I stirred him, so he continued to bubble and grow.
On Day 9, as per instructions, I fed Herman again, then divided him into four Hermans.
However, I didn't give away 3, like the instructions say. I gave away two and kept two.
On Day 10, I baked one of the remaining Hermans. But I still had one left.
I took care of the New Herman for 9 more days, before separating him into four once again, giving a double portion to my niece (so she can bake one straight away and keep one for next week).
Today was Day 10 again...
I added sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, cooking oil, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon...
and fruit - this is a mix of apple, pears and banana (we fancied a bit of variety).
Herman was put in a large baking tin and sprinkled with brown sugar.
He remained in the oven for 40 minutes...
until he became the Miracle called Cake!
DS ate Herman-Cake with custard, for dessert. I ate a slice plain, with a fresh cup of coffee.
Friendship Cake is a wonderful thing and we now have a home filled with the scents of baking, cinnamon and brown sugar!
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Erm, forgot to say that this is a late entry for Sian's Storytelling Sunday this month!