Category Herman Variations

How 2012 was for me.

A year ago today I published my first blog post. Just a simple little Hello. 1 year later, and I this is my 189th post. 45 of them included chocolate. At least 80% of them were probably fueled by chocolate. Or Chocolate Microwave Brownies…. Some major events have happened this year, for us Brits in […]

Baking with Herman: take 7 – Banoffee Herman.

This post was a bit delayed I’m afraid, this week has been super hectic. It is also going to be the last Herman post for a while, I’ve ran out of inspiration temporarily, and want the freedom to explore making other things. I have enjoyed playing with the Herman recipe, and it has given me […]

Baking with Herman: take 6 – Carrot, Orange, Cinnamon and Raisin, Apple, Cinnamon and Oat, and Apple, Rosemary and Orange

Ok, we’re full on mixing it up now! Herman bake day again, so I decided to opt for a fairly traditional Carrot cake with Cream Cheese frosting, then experimented a bit using Apple as the base ingredient. ——————————————- Carrot, Cinnamon and Raisin Herman Recipe Ingredients 1 portion Herman 160ml sunflower oil 250g sugar 350g self […]

Baking with Herman: take 5 – two variations: Coconut and Cardamom, and Banana, Chocolate, and Ginger.

Yey! It’s Herman bake day! I had been dying to make something with Cardamom, ever since I had some Cardamom shortbread at the Better Food Company (it was tasty). I also had picked up some of this: So from that, came this…. —————————————————————————————————- Coconut and Cardamom Herman Recipe Ingredients 250ml coconut cream a good handful […]

Baking with Herman: take 4 – Rhubarb and Ginger cakes.

Mmmm Herman bake day was upon us again! Yes I know, another Herman post…. I promise I am working on other things, but they’re not quite done yet, so until then…. Bake-O-Rama. I think I will keep Herman going for about another month or so, but then I will probably be all Herman-ed out. I […]

Baking with Herman: take 3 – Almond, Apple, and Blackberry.

I actually gave away some Herman this time around, and made two carrot cakes (from the previous Herman post) as they were amazingly tasty, I upped the ground ginger in the second one and it came out lovely and fiery. I did then realise that my next bake day was this weekend, when I had […]

Baking with Herman: Take 2 – 3 variations on Herman

Over the past week or so, while I have been stirring and feeding Herman ready for the next split, I have often felt my mind wander to what could I try next? What could work? What would I like? Yesterday was Herman split day…. So today is Herman bake day. I decided on making a […]

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

Herman was split yesterday at day 9… 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. ———————————————————————————————– Herman Apple, Raisin and Cinnamon Cake Recipe Ingredients 1 portion Herman 200g sugar 240g plain flour 2 eggs 2tsp vanilla essence 2 […]

Baking with Herman: Herman the friendly cake.

It turns out, good deeds really do get repaid. I took in my chocolate cake, apple tart, and swiss chocolate to work today, resulting in much delight from my colleagues. Apple Tart was lush, Chocolate cake was really delicious…. Yumtastic. When I got to work, I was also presented with this: Complete with these instructions: […]