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Herman Wheat'n'honey Starter

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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Honey ; or brown sugar
  • 1/3 c Warm water
  • 2 tb Yeast
  • 2 c Milk
  • 1 c Whole wheat flour
  • 1 c White flour; or unbleached
  • 1 tb Ginger
  • 1/2 c Whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 c White flour; or unbleached
  • 1/4 c Honey; or brown sugar 1/4 t


Stir well. Keep in refrigerator. Sprinkle ginger and 1
T. honey or brown sugar over warm water. Sprinkle
yeast over this and stir. Let stand in warm place to
double in size, about 10 minutes. Mix milk, rest of
honey or brown sugar, flours & yeast mixture in a
glass container, about the size of a gallon Pyrex jar.
Stir, using only a wooden spoon, since metal objects
will retard Herman's growth. Leave the cover on
loosely or place a glass plate over the top of the
container so Herman can breathe. Herman doubles, even
triples at time of vigorous rising. Place Herman in a
warm place overnight. Next day refrigerate, loosely
covered, and stir each day. This is very important
with Wheat'n'Honey Herman Starter as more gases form
in the container and are released during stirring.
Formation of this gas may cause the starter to appear
darker on top before stirring each day, but this is
OK. On the 5th day measure out 1 c. Herman for baking
and another cup to give to a friend, if you wish, then
feed the Herman you have left, thusly: SEE ABOVE From
day 5 on you may bake with Herman any day you wish,
always making sure you have one full cup left for
feeding. Feed Herman every five days. If you have a
lot left, feed him only 1 T. honey or brown sugar. If
you have one cup or a little more left, add the same
ingredients as you did on the 5th day.

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