Herman Sourdough Starter

Herman Sourdough Starter

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"This is a recipe for a sweet sourdough starter known as Herman. There are a number of things that can be made from it. It's very important to NOT use metal utensils or bowls! It will take 15 days for the starter to mature and be ready to use the first time you make it. After that it can be ready for use every 10 days."

Ingredients

6 d 22 h 40 m servings 382 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 382 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 1.9 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 82.2g
  • 27%
  • Protein:
  • 8.9 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 29 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

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  1. In a large glass or plastic container, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Stir in the flour and sugar, mix until smooth. (DO NOT USE A METAL SPOON)! Cover loosely and store in a warm place overnight.
  2. The next day, stir and refrigerate.
  3. Stir once each day for the next four days. On the fifth day, stir, then divide in half. Give half away with feeding instructions.
  4. Feed starter with 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 cup flour, and 1 cup milk. Stir until smooth. Cover and place in refrigerator. Stir once each day for next four days.
  5. On the tenth day feed again with 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 cup flour, and 1 cup milk. Return to refrigerator and stir once each day for the next four days.
  6. On the fifteenth day it is ready to be used for baking. Reserve one cup of the starter in the refrigerator and continue to follow the stir and feed cycle (Stir once a day for four days, stir and feed on the fifth day, ready for use on the tenth day.)

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HERMAN STARTER---On the fifth day of dividing the starter I chose to make pancakes with the discarded starter. Wow! I was really impressed with the pancakes. Never have I eaten such delicious sw...

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The starter smells wonderful, but when it came to making the bread, it came out quite bland. Made the apartment building smell like a brewery, but is a nice smell. Not sure if I did something ...

HERMAN STARTER---On the fifth day of dividing the starter I chose to make pancakes with the discarded starter. Wow! I was really impressed with the pancakes. Never have I eaten such delicious sw...

Herman is the best! I have used it in all sorts of recipes and am so glad to keep the old fashioned starter alive. Herman Cake made great gifts for friends.

Sourdough starters are a lot of work, but the results are well worth the wait. This recipe makes such a thick and creamy starter. My family is very excited every 10 days when I get to whip up ...

I love the recipe and adapted a recipe to make raisin bread in my bread oven with it.

Haven't seen this recipe for years but it is awesome! You can do so much with it like make pancakes, coffee cakes, buscuits, anything is possible. Love this!

Great for home made bread, you can just put it in the freg. and make bread when needed. Also it makes a great looking bread.

I've been trying to find this recipe since I was a girl and was given a starter by a friend!

The starter smells wonderful, but when it came to making the bread, it came out quite bland. Made the apartment building smell like a brewery, but is a nice smell. Not sure if I did something ...

i love this recipes. i moved over 1200 with out my recipe book and the first thing i looked for online was this one. it is easy and very tasty