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German friendship cake

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German friendship cake

My Dad turned up to day and deposited "Herman" on my kitchen unit and said "your mother sent you this, his name is Herman; feed him. Hes very old dont kill him. Here are your instructions" Now what?Can I make bread out of him? Hes a bit sweet. Have I got a short cut to make great sourdough? Ian
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Juergen Krauss

I am happy with my homegrown Brightonian starters, not sweet at all.

The Hermann I have been given lives in the freezer ...