Herman Sourdough Starter Recipe
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 will take 15 days for the starter to mature and be ready to use the first time you make it.
Follow this easy-to-follow recipe and get a plain white yeast bread with that special sourdough tang.
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 sweet sourdough pancakes. I have used other soughdough starters in making pancakes but I have never been able to produce such light and airy pancakes. These pancakes were brimming with flavor and are delicious eaten cold, with butter and jam. I don't like left over pancakes normally I discard them but Herman's pancakes can be eaten cold or plain with or without syrup, butter and jam. I'm really pleased with the Herman starter. NOTE---Herman sweet sourdough starter can be used for baking any time after the 5th day. It's not necessary to wait 15 days. Start using it after the 5th day. This starter is a keeper.
The sweet sourdough starter in these flapjacks gives them a marvelous tart cast.
All you need is a few moments every day to stir, and in five days you will have a unique starter enriched with potato flakes.
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!
this is my first attempt at using a starter, or even having one! I am amazed at the flavor of this! I used it in making my very first loaf of bread ever baked, I made the San Francisco Sourdough Bread... I cannot give this starter enough stars!!
This Herman starter is wonderful! I have used it for years, however, someone forgot to give the recipe for the cinnamon bread that the dough was made for. (Just use the Amish Friendship bread recipe.
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Make your starter in a glass container and store in the refrigerator after fermentation has occurred.