Baking with Herman: Take 1, Original recipe Herman and Chocolate and Coconut Herman

Herman was split yesterday at day 9…

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The next step at day 10 was to bake…

So I figured the first recipe to try had to be the one I was given.

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Herman Apple, Raisin and Cinnamon Cake Recipe

Ingredients

1 portion Herman

200g sugar

240g plain flour

2 eggs

2tsp vanilla essence

2 heaped tsp cinnamon

2 heaped tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

160ml oil (sunflower)

2 cooking apples, peeled and cut into chunks

75g raisins

Method

On day 10, add all the above ingredients together in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.

Pour into a large greased roasting tin. Sprinkle with 45g brown sugar and 60g melted butter.

Bake for 45 minutes at 180C.

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When cool, cut into fingers and eat!

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But then I found this site giving instructions on the base recipe, then adding 200g of whatever you like. I love coconut, or at least like it along with a lot of other things, and was sortof feeling in the mood for some coconutty yumminess (I think it may have been because I virtuously refrained from getting some Ben and Jerrys at the cinema on Saturday!)

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Herman Base Cake Recipe – taken from here

1 portion Herman

160ml oil

3 eggs

250g sugar

350g self raising flour

1 tsp salt

200g dry ingredients and flavourings of your choice!

(note: I used 50g cocoa, 150g desiccated coconut, and 2tsp vanilla essence)

As above, add all of the ingredients into a big bowl and mix!

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In this case I decided to make some individual cakes in muffin cases, so spooned the mix (it was much less runny than the original mix) into cases….

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….and baked for 20 minutes at 180C. (note: the smell emanating from the kitchen was super yummy)

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Leave to cool, then, again, eat!

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P.s. they also taste yummy!

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