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What happened to Herman?

2 Feb


Last week I promised to keep you up to date with Herman the Friendship cake. Well, our chum Herman lived with us for ten days. Spluttering and growing and demanding to be fed every now and then. After he’d been playing all day he looked a bit like this


At which point he demanded some attention, and a quick stir later he looked more like this


After ten days it was time to share Herman with the chosen few, and bake the rest into a rather tasty, yeasty, fruity cake. And yes, Mr Cakes and I did eat him with some custard for pudding. We like doing that, see. It helps us swim faster the next morning!

Here is the recipe for the Herman cake, if he should ever come knocking on your door.

Add the following to your Herman mix…
1 cup sugar
half tsp salt
2 cups plain flour
2/3 cup of cooking oil
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 cooking apples cut into chunks
1 cup raisins
2 heaped tsp cinnamon
2 heaped tsp baking powder.

Mix everything together and put into a large greased cake tin.

Sprinkle with a quarter of a cup of brown sugar and a quarter of a cup of melted butter. Bake for 45 minutes at 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Eat with custard, ice cream, cream, with a cup of tea etc etc. Thanks Herman, nice to see you. Come back soon!

Meet Herman

13 Jan


Has anyone met a cake called Herman? I met him a while ago, probably this time last year. Well, he remembered me and has come calling again.

Confused? Check out this article from the Guardian, all about Herman the Friendship Cake

I’ll keep you posted on how Herman & I get on over the next 10 days.