Back in June we got given Herman. If you have never heard of Herman,let me explain. Herman is a sourdough friendship cake, which you have to nurture over the course of a week and a half. He is fuelled by sugar, flour and milk, along with yeast that he has picked up on his travels. At the end of the process you have a cake to bake, and starters to pass on to friends.
One of his off-spring then underwent a spectacular transformation in the capable hands of our friend Paul, and has returned to us as a starter for Sourdough bread. Sourdough bread is something I have wanted to try to make for a long time. So I made my first loaf last night.
I think the verdict is out on it at the moment. A lovely tasty bread, but makes very heavy sandwiches. Would be great for rolls for soup, or as a dipping bread, but we tend not to use that kind of bread very much. It is a shame, as I really hoped we would enjoy sourdough bread more. Although, I was wondering how I was going to fit in all the little things you have to to it over the course of 24 hours to get your loaf! I have been spoilt with my bread maker I think!
Thank you Herman for letting us join you on your adventures.