This recipe for a Herman sourdough starter is ideal for sweeter creations. It will take 15 days for the starter to mature, with feeding. Following that, should you continue to feed it, it will be ready for use every 10 days. Do not use any metal utensils or bowls at any point while making this sourdough starter.
can I use the sourdough everyday if i kept it on the counter?Or must I wait for the 5-10 day cycle to bake. - 04 Mar 2018
HERMAN STARTER---On the fifth day of dividing the starter I chose to make pancakes with the discarded starter. Wow! I was really impressed with the pancakes. Never have I eaten such delicious sweet sourdough pancakes. I have used other soughdough starters in making pancakes but I have never been able to produce such light and airy pancakes. These pancakes were brimming with flavor and are delicious eaten cold, with butter and jam. I don't like left over pancakes normally I discard them but Herman's pancakes can be eaten cold or plain with or without syrup, butter and jam. I'm really pleased with the Herman starter. NOTE---Herman sweet sourdough starter can be used for baking any time after the 5th day. It's not necessary to wait 15 days. Start using it after the 5th day. This starter is a keeper. - 28 Jul 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Herman is the best! I have used it in all sorts of recipes and am so glad to keep the old fashioned starter alive. Herman Cake made great gifts for friends. - 06 Jul 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)