Recipe by Jacquelyn Demery
"A simple way to use your extra Herman Starter. Add one half cup of cheddar cheese for a totally different flavor."
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1 (.25 ounce) package
active dry yeast
1 cup Herman Sourdough Starter
I tried another Herman recipe before I tried this one and was totally disappointed - this one made the perfect loaf of bread - light with a thin crisp crust. Since I like my sourdough a little sweet I added about ¾ c. sugar and, like other reviewers, had to add about 1 additional cup of flour. I plan to pass this recipe out when I give away my starter! (This is also perfect for French toast!)
I don't know if there was something that was forgotten or what. But unless you add sugar to the yeast it will not activate. And unless you add more flour than the directions call for you will have a puddle of dough. I fould this complicated and leaving out quite a few steps :(. Would Not recommend it to anyone.
I wanted to add that many of these reviews are a function of two things: the condition and hydration of Herman. In order for your bread to rise, Herman must also rise. Bubbles alone don't rise bread. You need Herman to foam to at least 1/3 it's size; although most websites say it should double to make good bread. How do you get it to increase, feed Herman and use or dump some and do it again for several days. Each time, Herman will improve. As for hydration, the thinner your Herman the more flour you'll need when you bake. In general, most recipes assume a "pancake batter" consistency. Good luck.
I really liked this bread, the texture is very nice.
But the recipe is missing flour. I ended up adding about 1 1/2 cups more. The instructions should say 'keep adding 1/2 cup of flour until it is ready...'
It is also a bit on the salty side. The bread by itself is good, but putting any butter or salty spread on it was too much. Next time I am adding 2 tsp. salt, not a tbsp.
I made this in my breadmaker and it came out just fine. Just pour the liquid ingredients in first, then the flour and the dry ones. I processed it in the 'sweet dough' cycle, but the regular white cycle probably would have worked as well.
I already had a sourdough starter and I saw this recipe for white bread. I followed it with the exception of adding 3 tbs. sugar to it. I then worked only 1/2 of the remaining flour in and then used the other half to kneed the bread with. It all worked in eventually. (all three cups)I then let it raise and then punched it down and divided it into two loaves and let it raise overnight. They were light and fluffy. It is delisheous toasted.
I've made this bread several times now. It has a slightly sweet flavor to it. It's great toasted for breakfast. My husband and I can't get enough of it! Delicious and easy to make!
I love this bread, but love it even more as dinner rolls. Just divide dough in half then half again then thirds. Recipe makes 12 large rolls. I also cut down the salt to 1 tsp. It is also a good dough for cinnamon rolls. Yum!
I love using my Herman starter for this bread. Smc
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/15 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 15
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 27
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