A couple of weeks ago I was given 'Herman' by a friend at work. Herman is a German friendship cake. For those of you who haven't heard of this before, a friendship cake is sort of like a chain letter, but without the horrible bad luck/your puppy will die bits and the added bonus of cake at the end! My sister and I had one when we were at school and I remember it being a lot of fun, it sat on top of the fridge bubbling away in a very bizzare science experiment way!
Herman is a sour dough cake, you get given a small portion, keep it for 10 days during which time you feed it and stir it and he grows. At the end of your ten days you give portions to friends and mix up a cake from your portion. Below is a photo diary of my ten days with Herman, at the very bottom of the post is the instructions for Herman, including how to start your own if no-one you know has one.