Tag Archive | Flour

Herman Friendship Sweet Sour Dough

Quite some time ago some one gave me a friendship cake starter and have looked high and low to see if I could start it again .. The friendship cake I had was all kinds of canned fruits and it was added into a gallon jar. It was a 30 day wait till you could use it. If any one has this recipe starter for the original friendship cake I am talking about please leave a comment for me.. or comment any way love to hear what people think.. so during my search … I came across this! It is a bread(sweet sour dough) that you can make and add fruits and what ever else you want when the Herman is finished it’s cycle. Here is the starter:

Start your own Herman! (American measurements to follow…I googled it)
2 cups of flour
2 cups of milk
1 cup of sugar
1/3 cup warm water
2 Tb or 2 pkgs active dry yeast

Sprinkle 1 Tb of sugar over the warm water. Sprinkle yeast over this and let stand in

Sourdough bread.

Sourdough bread. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

warm place to double in size.
( approx. 10 min. )
Mix milk, remaining sugar, flour and yeast mixture in a plastic or glass container, about the size of a 5 quart ice cream bucket.
Stir, using only a wooden spoon or paddle,
( metal objects retard Herman’s natural growth. )
Cover loosely or place plate over top of container so Herman can breathe.
Herman doubles, even triples at times of vigorous rising.
Place Herman in a warm place overnight. Next day refrigerate loosely covered and try to stir each day.
Then start to give him away to friends!!

Keep Herman’s offspring going! If you receive a Herman baby soon, you’ll know what to do now!

Make a little greeting card and attach it to the Herman you are giving away with the instructions to care for their Herman.

  1. Herman Sourdough Starter Recipe – Allrecipes.com

    allrecipes.com/recipe/herman-sourdough-starter/
     Rating: 4.2 – ‎30 reviews – ‎382 cal

    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 

  2. Herman Cinnamon Rolls Recipe – Allrecipes.com

    allrecipes.com/recipe/herman-cinnamon-rolls/

     Rating: 4.5 – ‎13 reviews – ‎1 hr 30 mins – ‎218 cal

    Sourdough batter makes these rolls a cut above the rest. Include raisins or nuts in the filling for even nicer results.

  3. Herman Coffee Cake Recipe – Allrecipes.com

    allrecipes.com/recipe/herman-coffee-cake/

     Rating: 4.6 – ‎20 reviews – ‎55 mins – ‎407 cal

    A cinnamon-pecan sourdough coffee cake with brown sugar and raisins is finished with a brown sugar glaze, resulting in a scrumptious breakfast delight.

  4. Herman Dinner Rolls Recipe – Allrecipes.com

    allrecipes.com/recipe/herman-dinner-rolls/

     Rating: 4.5 – ‎18 reviews – ‎1 hr 15 mins – ‎89 cal

    These fine white sourdough rolls have less starter than what the HermanBread calls for, so expect less bite. You can shape this dough into a loaf as well.

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Bulk Baking Mixture

This is a standard mixture of flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and butter that allows you to quickly make biscuits, waffles, cakes, cupcakes, and many other recipes, without the trouble of measuring each ingredient individually. (Note: some of the ingredient measurements are unusual, because I took a larger recipe and cut it down.)

Ingredients:

5 cups all-purpose flour
1/6 cup baking powder
¾ tablespoon salt
1/8 cup sugar
1 cup butter

Ingredients for Cookbook:1-2-3-4 Cake. From le...

Ingredients for Cookbook:1-2-3-4 Cake. From left: Plain flour, eggs, milk, butter, sugar, baking powder. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Combine 5 cups all-purpose flour, 1/6 cup baking powder, ¾ tablespoon salt, and 1/8 cup sugar in a large mixing bowl. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Use a pastry blender to cut in 1 cup of butter, until the consistency of the mixture is like coarse cornmeal. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. This mixture keeps well up to 6 weeks. A simple rule of thumb for using this mixture is to use slightly more of the baking mixture as the amount of flour in your recipe.  I hope you enjoy this time-saver!

Southern Fried Chicken

If your entertaining, got company this is the ticket … then have a side dish, a green

English: Fried Chicken - breasts. I used Drake...

English: Fried Chicken – breasts. I used Drake’s Cripsy Fry and deep fried them)or wings) to crispy perfection. No seasoning needed, in the mix. I did add crushed black pepper after done. I sometimes use or mix Crispy Fry as an alternative mix. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

macaroni or potato salad to go with.

Ingredients (for buffet-style serving):

11 pounds chicken parts, washed and dried with paper toweling (I used breasts, wings, thighs, and legs.)
salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
flour, as needed (about 1 ½ cups)
peanut oil, as needed (I used ¼ cup for a 13 ½-inch cast iron skillet.)
butter, as needed (I used 1 tablespoon butter for a 13 ½-oz. cast iron skillet.)

Prepare chicken by washing, drying, and removing excess fat, gristle, etc. Salt, to taste, working the salt into the chicken, using your hands. Place 1 ½ cups flour in a gallon-sized zip-lock bag. Dip each of the salted pieces individually into the bag of flour, and shake to coat. Set coated chicken pieces aside. Heat ¼ cup peanut oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter, and continue to heat until a pinch of flour sizzles in the hot oil/butter combination. Now, place a single layer of salted and flour-dredged chicken in the hot oil. Brown on the bottom side, and then turn each piece. Place the skillet in a 400 to 450 degree oven. Oven fry the chicken for about 10 minutes, then turn each piece over. Continue to oven fry the chicken until crisp and golden. Chicken must be cooked all the way through, with no pink showing! Remove the skillet of chicken from the oven, and place each piece of fried chicken on a tray covered with paper toweling to drain. Repeat this process with additional peanut oil and butter, until all salted, flour-dredged pieces are done. Serve the chicken in a large container (such as a rectangular foil pan) with the rest of your buffet. These 11 pounds of chicken made 25 large pieces, enough to feed quite a crowd of people! I hope you like my Crispy Southern Fried Chicken!

Tea Cakes

3 cups self rising flour
3 eggs
2 tblsps vanilla
1/2 Teas. B. Soda
1/4 cup buttermilk or regular
2 cups sugar
Beat all together real good. Spoon enough to drop or add more flour and roll out and cut
Bake at 375 until golden brown 8-12 mins max use your discretion cookie should be crisp.

Home made Pancakes

 

Moms home made pancakes

pancakes

pancakes 


1 1/3 c. flour 1 egg
3 teas. B. Powder 3Tblsp. melted butter or oil
1/2 teas. salt 1 1/4 c. milk
3 tblsp. sugar 1/4 teas vanilla
Sift flour,baking P,salt and sugar. Beaten eggs add milk. Add melted butter and vanilla.
I like to do all the wet ingredients together first then add the dry stuff. Mix altogether and batter is still a little lumpy. about 1/4 c to each pancake or more if desired.

*Note: you can make batter thick for waffles as well and make it as thin as you like by adding more milk. When cooking … look at the cake and if you see good sized bubbles on the outside then it is time to flip. Pancakes also known as hotcakes should be golden brown on both sides.

Milk

Milk 

Sour milk


Make pancake batter using sour milk or buttermilk. Reduce B.Powder to 1 1/2 teas. Add 1 teas. B. Soda dissolved in warm water.
Blueberry
Make pancakes increasing sugar to 1/3 c. reduce milk to 1 c. Add 1 cup floured blueberries. Cook slower then plain pancakes.
Apple
Make pancake batter. Reduce milk to 1 c. add 1/4 teas vanilla.Add 1 cup grated apple 1/2 teas b.soda dissolved in warm water.
Ginger n spice
Make batter. To dry ingredients add 1/4 teas cinnamon and 1/8 teas all spice.
Banana
Make batter. Reduce sugar to 2 teas.and milk to 1 c.fold in 3/4 c . mashed banana at the end.

French Pancakes


3 eggs separated 3/4 c flour
1 tblsp.sugar 1 tblsp.melted butter
1 c. milk currant, apple or rasberry jelly
Beat egg yolks till thick. Add sugar and 1/2 cup milk. Stir in flour with remaining milk and butter. Beat egg whites untill stiff but not dry, fold into batter. When cakes are cooked spread the jelly of ur liking on them and roll up. sprinkle with granulated sugar or powder sugar on top