"Hermann" Sourdough

"Hermann" sourdough
@thelme55 (68004)
Germany
May 4, 2021 1:36pm CST
My friend G came this evening and brought me "Hermann". I had no idea who or what this Hermann was. I heard this name last Saturday when I visited my friend in her home. It was a surprise that she kept from us. So, she called before she came to us this evening. It was really a surprise as I didn't know about this "Hermann". I found out that it was just a Sauerteig, a sourdough for making a bread. Starting tomorrow, I have to feed the sourdough with sugar, no mixing it, just spreading over the top and close the tupperware with a plastic cover and NO aluminum as a lid. Then the next day, I have to add milk. Then flour in the next day again. On the 4th day, I can mix the sourdough but only with the use of wooden ladle. On the 5th day, I have to add sugar, milk and flour again and mix them and divide the sourdough to 4 parts. The 3 parts I can give to friends for them to do the same. On the 6th day, I have to add flour, baking powder, eggs, vanilla sugar and oil. I can add any kinds of nuts or chocolate if I want to. I said to my friend that I have baked sourdough bread before and there was no stress. We just bought the sourdough mixture in the supermarket. It seems that this is the German ancient way of making a sourdough mixture when making a sourdough bread. This is the first time I heard about making it. Well, the best part of it is, I can wish something when I bake this bread and that my wish will come true, said my friend who got her sourdough mixture from someone. As I don't have any idea to whom I will give the 3 parts of the sourdough, I will just bake them all for myself. Have you heard about this kind of making sourdough? Have you eaten sourdough bread? I wonder why it is called "Hermann". Maybe MALUSE knows about it. Anyway, thank you for reading. Have a nice day/evening wherever you
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@RebeccasFarm (29033)
• United States
4 May
Oh I had not heard of this one.
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@thelme55 (68004)
• Germany
4 May
I see. Thank you and have a nice Tuesday there @RebeccasFarm
4 May
Your Herman bread sounds similar to an Amish friendship bread my friends were all making years ago.
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@thelme55 (68004)
• Germany
4 May
That sounds good. Thank you for the info @HomewardBound.
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4 May
@thelme55 You are very welcome.
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@marlina (122479)
• Canada
4 May
I have absolutely no clue, sorry!
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@thelme55 (68004)
• Germany
2h
It’s okay @marlina. My husband is fond of baking sourdough bread but he always buy the sourdough mixture in the supermarket . Thank you.
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@marlina (122479)
• Canada
2h
@thelme55 Okay!
• Kenya
4 May
Nice evening from here
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@thelme55 (68004)
• Germany
4 May
Thank you @Laurakemunto. Have a nice evening, too.
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• Kenya
4 May
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@Nevena83 (61704)
• Serbia
4 May
Yes, I know about that, but there is a simpler way, and that is that when you consume that part, you leave a part of the new dough and so you always have fresh dough.
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@CarolDM (130067)
• United States
4 May
I have friends that do this with sourdough bread. A process to make for sure. I love sourdough bread. A favorite.
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@DianneN (225579)
• United States
4 May
We don’t call it Hermann, but it is a practice we do here, too. I tried it once, but gave up. I was too busy teaching and involved with my two sons’ sports at the time. I would love to try it now that I have the time.
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@LindaOHio (64015)
• United States
5 May
I am quite familiar with Hermann. We started this at one of the places where I worked. Before too long we had so much Hermann and no one else to give it to. Good luck!
@DocAndersen (39197)
• United States
5 May
Sourdough is an awesome bread. I have never heard of a Hermann very cool!!!!